This sharp shinned hawk has been a visitor to our bird feeder this winter. He’s not eating the sunflower seeds, he’s munching on the fat sparrows who have been eating the sunflower seeds.
Early this week he bagged a sparrow just outside our window but the picture I shot through the picture window wasn’t so good. Today he set patiently for me to go outside and snap a shot.
You can’t see it but there are a couple very nervous sparrows sitting on the other side of the lilacs about 5 feet away. There were also three pheasants on the ground within the lilacs. Nobody was venturing into the open.
I do have to say that the more time Mr. Hawk spends in our trees the longer the bucket of birdseed lasts.