I saw the Cooper's hawk fly down from its high tree perch, followed the flight with my eyes and determined the general area where it might be hunting. As I came around the path there was a swirl. It had been down in the leaves and my approach flushed it out. Had I known I would have stayed clear. It was probably hunting for very small mammals or a sparrow. It flew to a nearby branch, a little above eye-level for me. I stood stock still and watched the concentration.