Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sharp-shinned Hawk


This Sharp- shinned Hawk appeared at our feeders twice yesterday. Both times it stayed for quite a while and seemed to be in no hurry to leave, then suddenly; it would give chase to a small bird nearby.

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5 comments:

Mary said...

I wish my picture had been as good as yours! Wow! Scary looking guy for sure. No wonder the downy freezes up and doesn't move.

me and my camera said...

This bird seemed quite comfortable with me taking its picture and after taking a few from my window: I went outside and took a few from the street as well. It really helps when your subject is tht cooperative.

NW Nature Nut said...

Beautiful photos!

Island Rambles Blog said...

lovely photos....we have the sharp shinned here as well...also the Coopers which comes to my feeder and all the birds take off!!

me and my camera said...

Island... I think that this Sharp-shinned is probably visiting our feeders more often than I see it, for our feeder bird numbers have been down recently. Yesterday I had a close encounter with it. As I was refilling our feeders it momentarily touched on a post about 2 feet from me! We were both somewhat surprised.