Look Who’s Coming to Breakfast?

         

Whenever I glance outside and see an empty feeder and vacant plum bushes,
I scan the vicinity for hawks.

This is who came looking for breakfast this morning:

                                                                              © Tracy Abell 2012

My best guess is Sharp-Shinned Hawk (because of the squared-off tail feathers)
as opposed to a Cooper's Hawk.

However, I'm not going to argue the point.
Do you see that beak?

                   

8 thoughts on “Look Who’s Coming to Breakfast?

    • The hawk came back and hung out in the tree for an hour or so. I tried getting more pics but also watched through the binoculars. It held onto the branch with one talon and had the other tucked up beneath its body. Very cool.

      • It held onto the branch with one talon and had the other tucked up beneath its body.
        I LOVE that you’re so observant. And as for the hidden talon, I think there’s a metaphor in that.

      • I appreciate your faith in my powers of observation, Melodye, but full disclosure: the hawks talons are yellow. 🙂
        I’m in awe of your ability to make connections and find metaphor in everyday life. I sometimes need a smack upside the head.

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