While dating, I met a wonderful man from Costa Rica. We are not meant to be, romantically, but we make great friends. He was a tour guide in Costa Rica, and knows so much about birds and birding. A few weeks back, we went out birding Unfortunately, I was stuck with the camera on my iphone, but we saw a Cooper's Hawk just lounging in the water! It's about 1/3 of the way from the left and in the middle. You can see its reflection in the water.
I went to grab my scope, and we watched her for quite a long time. She bathed a bit; then she flew from branch to branch. It was just magnificent.