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A Young Hawk

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This juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk was perched for a brief moment in a low tree across the street from my home on Saturday morning, March 7, 2015.  I saw the small hawk jump up to perch, stay put a few seconds, and then streak off in a blur of pure speed!

This is that third of the hawks I have recently seen around here (maybe the other two are its parents?).  I hope it can find another nice spot to hunt at with less impact on the songbirds.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "A Young Hawk" (6)

  1. These are excellent photos of a very pretty hawk!

  2. Wow, gorgeous shots of the Hawk! Well done! Wishing you a happy Monday and new week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, I was glad to get the pictures as the bird was still only a few moments low in the little tree. Thanks! Have an especially nice day today!

  3. sharp-shinned and sharp-eyed! beauty! i’ve only seen one of these hawks here once and i was amazed at how small they were! still fierce hunters, though. 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, What amazed me was the pure speed of the low flight down the street towards prey. When on the hunt, wow did that bird fly! Have a fantastic day!

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