Sunday, December 18, 2011

X-treme Bird TV

Check out who was hangin out in our yard yesterday:

We're pretty sure s/he's a Sharp-shinned Hawk, but it might also be a Cooper's Hawk; they're both awfully similar.

Every year we see them at this time, or evidence of them.  See, Sharp-shinned (and Cooper's) hawks mostly feed on birds...and we have the bird feeders in our backyard...
Sorreh little birdies!

Mom used to blame the pile of feathers she'd find in the backyard on the neighborhood kitties.  Until one day, as she rounded the corner of the house, she just about walked smack-dab into a hawk with it's, er, lunch!

After studying our picture and the pictures where we linked to, we're thinking our friend might be a Cooper's Hawk. Check out the tails.  But then again...the more pictures we look at the more confused we get, mol!  What do you think?

At any rate, we think it's cool to see these beautiful birds up close!


  1. We get those hawks around here too. Best to watch from afar...instead of up close!

  2. Yep, I think a big hawk ate my bunny!

  3. Wow, he/she's a biggun. I hope there's none around here.
    xoxo Kassey

  4. Their striped tail feathers are really cool!!!

  5. A hawk is eating your Bird TV? That is pretty wild!

  6. Wow, wow, wow!!! We've never seen a hawk, though they're around. Sometimes our mom will see them the rare time she travels out of the city. You're pretty lucky. And lucky you're indoor kitties too. LOL.

  7. OMC! We wonder if you guys are gonna get to watch him catch his lunch!

  8. Whatever kind he is, he's GORGEOUS!!!
    Play bows,

  9. They are beautiful and amazing!
    Mom volunteers at a wildlife rescue and has the opportunity to see some of these guys *really* close!
    Happy Tuesday!
    ~ Bob