A few months ago I noted here that I'd hoped that a more concerted effort at hawkwatching in the dunes could net me my county lifer goshawk. So far it hasn't happened. The birds tend to follow the ridgelines more closely in the fall, but a few birds have gone by fairly closely.
This Cooper's is actually probably a local bird as it was heading south.
I'm not entirely sure of the age of this bird. Obviously the primaries are browner and a different feather generation than the secondaries. What I'm not sure of is whether those feathers were brown making this a second cycle bird, or if those are the faded gray-blue of an adult. The eye is pretty solidly red though, so this may be an adult.