Friday, December 16, 2011

A Hungry, Young Sharp-shinned Hawk




This young Sharp-shinned Hawk spent ( it seemed like hours) huddled at the base of our thorny wild rose bushes yesterday, hiding out in hopes of snatching a little Goldfinch for lunch as they ( the Goldfinch)fed at our feeders. the Hawk appeared to be very determined as it waited and waited and waited, but had no luck. At one time I went outdoors with my camera and stood about 4 feet from it and took its picture. It looked at me, but it never moved and remained there in wait after I returned in doors. I expect it will be back today hunting again. We already have lots of Goldfinch feeding at out feeders this morning.

Just look at its sweet face and hungry eyes in the picture above! Yes, I mean the hawk. I think it is a young one as I don't see any red in its eyes. adult Sharp-shinned Hawks have red eyes

4 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He looks well protected in there.

eileeninmd said...

Is he trying to hide, great sighting and photo.

Mary said...

My....he was determined! Beautiful bird and a great photo of it in the bush. I have something similar hanging around my feeders, but I haven't managed to get a photo.

Appalachian Lady said...

He looks so cold. I have the sharp-shinned hawk too but he never would let me get that close. Great photo!