Monday, January 28, 2013

A New, Rather Large, Visitor

Yesterday the singing and chirping of the birds at the feeder suddenly ceased.

CountryBoy looked outside and saw the reason why...


A hawk wanting some dinner of its own.


I believe this is a Cooper's Hawk.


Later in the day, my sister-in-law (who lives next door) called to let me know that he was there again.


We knew every time the birds were quiet outside that the hawk was back, sitting in the tree just above the feeder.


These are the birds Mr. Cooper Hawk was wanting to feast on...


House Finches.



Incoming...

I don't know if the hawk went away full or hungry.

I don't want to even think about it even though I know that it's the way of nature and the circle of life.

I mean, surely there is plenty on the buffet a few yards away in the desert that the hawk could eat.  Like snakes and spiders?  Right?!  

Till next time,


6 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Jim Stafford sang a song called "I Don't Like Spiders & Snakes", and maybe the Hawk doesn't either. LOL He's sure a gorgeous hawk! We hear them screeching in the skies over our neighborhood sometimes and watch them dive towards the ground... such skill they have.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

When we see our birds scatter, it's usually because of a predator. As much as I love the hawk, like you, I don't want to think about how he eats. Sweet little finches.

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, now that he's found your feeder buffet, he'll dine regularly...

CountryDew said...

Nice shots. It is hard to watch Nature do her thing sometimes.

A Journey Called Life said...

WOW! What a beauty! That big red eye!!

I know exactly how you feel girl! We have a hawk that snacks on my poor little finches daily. :( I hate to see him swoop down and grab one. And once I saw him grab one of my ground squirrels (chipmunks) I stopped feeding the birds for a month because my mom told me that all I was doing was getting them killed. :( But I eventually started feeding them again because they kept coming to my empty feeders wanting food. I know it's the circle of life, but it seems so harsh, doesn't it?

Great photos!

-Marissa

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All neat pics:@)

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