Judy was working from home the other day, sitting on our back porch. At one point she looked up from her laptop and saw this right outside the window.
We’ve seen hawks in the back garden before, but never at the bird bath. This is the heated bird bath we put out during the winter. And yes, I can see it desperately needs changing. I’ve been out of town, OK?
I’m very bad at distinguishing different species of hawks. I’m guessing this is either a Red-Tailed Hawk or a Cooper’s Hawk.Whoever it is, the streaks of brown on the white chest look really dashing.
Some people don’t like having raptors around their feeders, but I feel that they are just part of the package if you are attracting a lot of birds. Plus, they are beautiful and dramatic creatures.
If only hawks could be directed to eating only certain other birds. I’ve thought of putting up a sign: TWO HOUSE SPARROWS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.
Do you see Hawks much or at all in your garden?