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 Post subject: Sharp-shinned Hawk Stopped By This Morning!
Post Posted: Oct 5, 2017 4:28 pm 
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We were surprised to find this Sharp-shinned Hawk sitting in one of the aspen trees out one of our south facing windows this morning.
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It has been a few years since we have seen one of these beautiful birds in those trees.
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He was just enjoying the warm morning Sun and spent about 20 minutes preening.
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Sharp-shinned are the smallest of the "hawk" family although there are several smaller "falcons" occasionally seen here.
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He just gave us "the eye" for a while and then flew away!

We hope you get a chance to see one up this close some day!

Enjoy!

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They are so regal. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!

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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

I love that third photo... "Why are you looking at me?" LOL


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Looks like he is saying, "What!!" Beautiful pics. Thank you for sharing.

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Nice photos, thank you.

I hope it sticks around to chow down on the voles.


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Lovely bird and great pictures. I would love to see on of these someday.


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Surprisingly, I had a Cooper's sitting at my water dish a couple times. He was probably also waiting for breakfast. I have a plentiful crop of chipmunks, here (I love my chipmunks, too, but that's just the way it works).

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Fantastic photos! What kind of camera & lenses are you using?


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Sharp-shinned hawks mainly eat small birds. They also eat small mammals and large insects. They often catch birds at bird feeders and take young birds from nests. When they catch birds, sharp-shinned hawks pluck the feathers before eating the bird


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