Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sharp-shinned Hawk with Prey

Eric writes:  This morning, after filling the feeders, I heard the Blue Jays going crazy.  I figured that a hawk had come through but was very surprised to see a Sharp-shinned Hawk on his catch.  It turned out that she had caught a European Starling.  After making sure she had secured her catch, she started plucking the body feathers.  Unfortunately, at this point, something startled her and she flew away with her breakfast.

The female Sharp-shinned Hawk after a successful hunt!

What a beauty (and I'm not talking about the Starling)

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