Monday, December 7, 2015

Backyard Visitor

Jeanette called out from the kitchen for me to come look at the backyard fence.  This menacing looking adult Cooper's Hawk had just arrived and doesn't look at all happy.  Only a few minutes earlier I had  made up a 5 minute observation list of the birds in our backyard which you can see here.  Cooper's Hawks are in a small group of hawks called accipiters, which make their living feeding on small birds. He looks like he just missed the group of small birds that were at our feeder. He also may be not too happy about all the rain we are having as he looks pretty wet. All in all, he's probably not having such a good day.

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