Is A Hawk Capable Of “Planning”?

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I sometimes see hawks buried so deeply in trees that I can’t help but wonder how they’re going to fly out without injury or at least feather damage. They occasionally appear to “think” about their escape route just before take-off, which implies “planning”. Some images I took yesterday brought the question to mind once again – are hawks capable of “planning”? [...]

A Wet, Winking Great Horned Owl Fledgling

I love the half-closed, fuzzy eyelid and the ear tufts or “horns” that are just beginning to form on this young owl. [...]