Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Jealous Red-Tailed Hawk

Can you guess what this Red-tailed Hawk was intently watching?
Clue: look above his head in the blurry foreground to see what else was in the vicinity.
Yes, this Red-tailed Hawk came to our bird feeder.  He sat a few feet away from the feeder and jealously watched the other birds feed on sunflower seeds.
    I was amazed that the other birds continued to feed at the bird feeder despite having this raptor as company.  I wonder what would have happened if I hadn't accidentally scared the hawk away when I slid open the window to try to get a better photo.... perhaps we would have seen the hawk hovering at the feeder to investigate what the attraction was for all the other birds.

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