Friday, January 8, 2016

Dinner for the Cooper's Hawk

It has been a very dreary, misty type of day but at least not too terribly cold.

 Late this afternoon I looked out the window just in time to see the Cooper's Hawk come and sit on top of the bird feeder.  I went quickly for the camera but by the time I got back, it had swooped down, gotten a bird and flew to a nearby tree.

I stepped out of the house to try for a shot.  It was not until I looked at the photo that I realized when it swooped down it had caught a bird.  Despite my best efforts to provide cover at the bird feeder area, this hawk has learned it is a good area for birds.

I always feel bad about it but realize that is just the cycle of life in nature.

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