sparrow hawk

our favorite resident fowl

by jani on February 20, 2013

I’m in bed this week with the same cooties that have increased earnings for products like Kleenex, NyQuil, and Tylenol during this not-so-fun flu season. So while I recoup in bed, my one enjoyment is bird watching. We have purposely made our backyard a bird friendly environment. Our sweet little sparrows and other small feathered friends seem to be getting a bit out of control. But no need to fear… enter our resident sparrow hawk. It has been having a feast on our bird population and visits us often. The other day it was having a nice bath in our fresh melted snow. I wanted to see how close I could get to this beautiful hawk. I slowly increased my steps.

hawk 1

This is where we have a stare down. I felt like it was piercing straight through my lens.

hawk 5

Eyes enlarged… ready to take flight!

hawk 2

Hope you enjoyed these photos of our resident hawk. Do you love bird watching as much as I do? I’d love to hear!

{ 4 comments }