The Squirrel Won This Match

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Nobody was hurt during this latest match in nature, other than the photographer’s ankle when she kicked herself after discovering the photos taken out the window were blurry.  In a previous post, I wondered if a bird whisperer was needed for the neighborhood, but after reading a recent article in National Wildlife about hawks capitalizing on the animals attracted to backyard bird feeders, it appears the hawk is here to stay.

 

12 Replies to “The Squirrel Won This Match”

    1. Thank you! I was happy to see the squirrel survive this match. I’m afraid now that many of the birds have left that the squirrels will now have the complete attention of the hawk and the days of them spending time together under the bird feeder are over.

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  1. This is definitely one of those all-too-rare moments — how lucky you had your camera. I have trouble telling Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned hawks apart. Was this a Cooper’s? No matter the name, it is a strikingly (no pun!) beautiful bird.

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    1. We have narrowed it down to these two types of hawks, but are not entirely certain which one it is. I had just arrived home and was setting my camera bag down, when I looked out the window and saw the hawk. I was expecting to capture a couple of photos of it on the ground before it flew away and was not expecting all the action that took place.

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