Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Return of the Death Rocket

The sharp-shinned hawk has been visiting our feeders once every other day or so for the past few weeks. We watched him sit on our brushpile for about 20 minutes, waiting for the feeder birds to
return to the trees around the feeder. He watched them very intently. Not a single bird flew past or landed within his field of view that he did not stare holes in, wanting to chase, catch, kill, eat.

I want to do a longer post about his sit-and-wait hunting technique. But I am out of time for today. More soon, I promise.

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3 Comments:

At 3:11 AM, Blogger Quantum Tiger said...

A very good looking hawk. It looks quite similar to a UK sparrowhawk. Look forward to hearing more about it!

 
At 6:30 AM, Blogger Dave Lewis said...

We have a Cooper's Hawk family that nests close to our home and makes frequent visits to 'their' feeders in our yard.
This year they put a dent in our Christmas Bird Count!

 
At 11:47 PM, Blogger KGMom said...

Love that piercing look.
Note from sharp-shinned to all birds--YOU ARE FOR ME.

 

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