December 05, 2016

Sharp shinned hawk

We had a male sharp shinned hawk buzzing around our feeders.

He spotted one bird and they swooped around the yard.
He missed nut keep coming back.
Based on its hunting skills I think it was a young bird.
Shot through a window.
Accipiter striatus
Female Sharp-shinned Hawks are about a third bigger and heavier than males. This is a typical pattern for many hawks and owls, but otherwise rare in the bird world.

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