Sunday, March 2, 2003

Predator at Large?

For a few weeks now, we've been hearing this cry that sounds like some kind of hawk. Well, we finally saw it through the binoculars and it looks like a Sharp-shinned Hawk. It was in the big tree in the front corner, then we saw it in the palm tree across the street. It was really rust-colored on the body and had white spots on the edge of the wings. It doesn't really look like one in the picture, but the cry it makes matched the one on the computer program we have. That sound was what really gave it away.

The field guide says they prey on small birds at feeders. Oops!!

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