Nature Through My Lens



The local Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) likes to come into our yard, and sit on the old bench for awhile. Meantime, scaring the bejammers out of all the little birds!

6 responses

  1. Absolutely beautiful bird, we call it the Sparrowhawk, well done.

    2018/03/19 at 10:06 pm

    • Bob, Thank you! Yes, it’s just the same as the Sparrowhawk! In fact it even eats the same thing! My poor little birds!

      2018/03/24 at 12:57 am

  2. rhiebert

    He is a beautiful bird, but those talons look deadly. I have one visiting my yard occasionally and I really don’t like to see the smaller bird chased away, or worse, be eaten.

    2018/03/20 at 12:50 am

    • Ruth, Thank you! He is quite a hunter. I’m not sure how successful he is around our yard. I’ve never seen any evidence. But I’m sure he’s getting something to eat! He was just here again. Chased a Junco into our patio door. Thankfully he didn’t get it and flew off. I picked up the Junco and held it for a bit and after a few minutes it flew off!

      2018/03/24 at 12:55 am

  3. Very nice bird!!!

    2018/03/20 at 2:23 am

    • gdare, thank you!

      2018/03/24 at 12:56 am

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