Cooper’s Hawk or Bird on a Wire

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The Copper’s Hawk that I saw in my neighbor’s tree back in late Jan. was on the power lines in my back yard this evening!
I grabbed my camera and hoped he was still there.  While I was viewing the playback he flew away and I missed the “in flight” shot. ARG!
I was so excited to see him, but he must be here because there is a pair of nesting Mourning Doves nearby. I suspect he’s after the chicks. I hope he comes back so I get a flight shot, but I don’t want him to get the chicks!

Nikon D700| Nikkor 180mm f2.8 @ f4.5| 1/640 sec| ISO 200| Manual mode| Hand-held