Friday, February 7, 2014

Through Our Back Window

A cold (high 30's) cloudy day all day.  After filling the bird feeders,  the grocery store, and picking up the RV for it's monthly battery charge we have been sitting and reading in the chairs looking out at the back yard.

As you can see, the birds are enjoying our offering.... so I got my telephoto lens:

Well... they were enjoying themselves until THIS GUY showed up.

 I think it is a a crow sized accipiter called a Cooper's Hawk.  Which, if you are playing a trivia game, is almost identical to a "Sharp Shinned" Hawk.  See more HERE if you wish.

Well... the light was getting dim, but he looked guilty of something.   So I asked him to pose for some quick
mug shots...

What the...?????   Is that a small pile of feathers on the ground ?


Anonymous said...

What a grand picture of the birds, must be fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are a santuary