I forgot (birds, not wood)

sharp-shinned hawk

The biggest kick yesterday was the great views we got of this sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus). He decided that the best angle to snatch a bird from the feeder was directly above (he was wrong).

I’ve never been able to get this close to an accipiter before; the kids got to see him quite clearly as well. Finally, I spooked him enough so that the other birds could come & eat…as I was photographing him, I could hear a great blue heron, croaking his way up the river at low tide…not a bad start to the day.

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