Monday, August 29, 2005

Unsuccessful Hunt

The other day a Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) came to dine in our yard. Its presence created quite a drama for the other birds, which she feeds on.

This is a perspective of the yard--
proximity of bird feeder to rocks and the bushes inbetween.
Many birds come to feed here.
They fly into the bushes at the first sign of the hawk.

She waits a moment before flying directly into the bushes.

All the little birds scatter from their hiding places in a hurry.
The hawk leaves without having a meal.

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