Saturday, June 30, 2012
Through The Dirty Windshield - Hawk?
Late this afternoon when temperatures finally dropped to an even 100, I had stood all of the being inside that I could stand. Re-hydration, a rare afternoon nap and aspirn had taken care of the headache so I decided to at least go change out the card in the trail camera and move it to another location. There were quite a few shots showing two fawns with one very curious about the camera. During daylight hours there is no flash so I guess it was just the presence of something different.
I first started seeing this bird back in the fall however it was quite a bit smaller and when I was lucky enough to get a quick glimpse, knew then it was a younger bird. It will ocassionally come and sit nearby one of the feeders looking for an easy meal. I am sure with the heat today it did not want to have to work for a meal.
I am not sure whether it is a Sharp-Shinned or a Coopers Hawk. I was going with Sharp-Shinned first because of the smaller size but then I change to Coopers and back to Sharp-Shinned. I can never get a good shot of it or have the opportunity to see it very long so I am just not sure. Positive ID's are welcome.
Posted by Nature Girl at 8:17 PM