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Old 01-30-2022, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Backyard sharp-shinned hawk

I was walking in my backyard yesterday, looking up in the trees and spotted this guy, a small sharp-shinned hawk and it let me snap over 400 pics total with 2 cameras. I thought it may have been hurt but it finally flew down to where I throw out seed. I decided it must be a young bird to be so tolerant. It sat there until a single bird finally flew by and it was game on, flew a circle with a miss, and landed about 6' from me. Unbelievable! Just not fast enough to catch it in the air. FYI, Sharp-shins and Cooper's hawks are bird eaters. Sharp-shinned is a smaller version of the Cooper's hawk though there are marking differences.

















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Old 01-30-2022, 10:55 AM   #2
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Gorgeous bird and photos
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Old 01-30-2022, 11:02 AM   #3
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Great shots.
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Old 01-30-2022, 11:04 AM   #4
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Cool pics
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Old 01-30-2022, 03:04 PM   #5
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Thanks, guys.
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Old 01-30-2022, 03:26 PM   #6
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Wow, great closeup photos that show a lot of detail. Excellent work sir!
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Old 01-31-2022, 11:24 AM   #7
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That bird is a poser!

Well done!
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Old 01-31-2022, 11:26 AM   #8
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Wow incredible pics and a beautiful bird.
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Old 01-31-2022, 03:45 PM   #9
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Thanks again.



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That bird is a poser!

Well done!

This bird did not move from the tree for a good while, Steven. I couldn't believe it. Thanks for looking and commenting.
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Old 01-31-2022, 04:23 PM   #10
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Great pics & Thanks for sharing! I now know what kind of hawk it is that catches one of the doves from my feeders now.
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Old 01-31-2022, 04:29 PM   #11
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really really cool
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