September 17, 2015

Sharp-shinned hawk

Yesterday a male sharppie hit the living room window but managed to fly away.
A few minutes later we found it sitting on a log at the side ofthe house.

We watched it, from a distance for about 5 minutes.
It hopped off the log and went to the side of the house and it walked to the back corner near my photo blind.

It hunkered down there for several hours. We watched through the windows hoping it would fly away.
After talking with the local bird rehabilitator we captured the hawk just before dark and kept it in a ventilated box overnight with the hope of releasing it in the morning.
Unfortunately it didn't survive until morning.

Accipiter striatus 

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