There hasn’t been a lot of action at my office window feeder. They pop around in the Maple, but none are really brave enough to come get food lately.
However, the other day, I noticed something fly down and land on the branches just out of my sitting view (blocked by the awning over the window).
I grabbed my camera, and placed it against the bottom of the window, and angled it until I could get the visitor in view.
they aren’t great pics because they are zoomed in. But its good enough that you can see it’s a hawk! I’m 95% sure that it’s a Sharp-shinned Hawk (5% chance that it’s a Cooper’s Hawk, but I don’t think so based on the shape of the head and tail)
He sat there for about five minutes and calmly flew off – probably in search of a snack.
This place is Raptor heaven. On the 25 minute drive to Strathroy, it’s not unusual to see more than a dozen Raptors on telephone poles, signs, fence posts, whatever. Most are small hawks, like Sharpies and Coopers, or Red Tails, but we have see a couple juvenile Bald Eagles, and one Osprey. I also had barn owl swoop right down in front of the truck coming home from groceries one night.
It really makes me want to get my digital SLR fixed and get a telephoto lens!