Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sharped Shinned Hawk.

This morning we woke up to a Sharp Shinned Hawk on our fence.
He went down on the ground Where the Sparrows roost. Then all of a sudden he spotted a Junco and attacked it. With swift moves the Junco darted over to a nearby tree. But the hawk was not done yet. He then Lunged himself at the Junco. Again with Swift Moves the Junco Escaped, (NICE JOB JUNCO!!!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!!). Then our Biggest ( probably around five pounds or so) Squirrel climbed up on the fence. I was going to get video of the Junco's escape, but my sister RAN over to the sliding glass door as fast as she could and scared away the hawk. ( I assured her that a little 10 inch Sharpie was less likely to fly off with a five pound squirrel then the hoard of birds on the patio right in front of him, not to mention the escape against one of our local Red Tailed Hawks the Squirrel had Back in October). "But I didn't want "Stanley" to get eaten".
Okay it just means more birds on the Patio :-)

P.S. Hope you don't wake up to this happening :-)

Have a good day and happy birding!


NW Nature Nut said...

Wow, that's alot of action. Neat to see though!

Ruth said...

Great observation.I know we hate to see predators attack our little feeder birds, but they have to eat too. We have watched the Cooper's Hawk on the hospital grounds make many kills. Humans are no different. I have yet to identify a Sharpie.