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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 05:32 am:

Bob Gilreath said that a few weeks back he was having his morning coffee with his wife, watching the birds on their feeders, when suddenly they all flew away and it became silent. That usually means trouble is about, so Bob investigated and sure enough, he spotted today's guest in the tree just above their feeders. He thinks it's a Sharp-shined Hawk and was pleased that it was gracious enough to give him a front and back view to help identify what kind of hawk it was.

His daughter, Sarah, wondered if it only had one leg, because that's all you can see in the photos. Bob said he assumed it was just tucked up in its feathers to keep it warm. A friend made the observation that if this hawk truly had only one leg, it may have trouble hunting and he looks to be in pretty good shape, so he assumed that it was just tucked out of sight.

With pictures like this, it looks like Bob is taking full advantage of being retired and able to take life at a slower pace. Keep the pictures coming!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 07:04 am:

Beautiful shots of the hawks!

We were just discussing with a neighbor about how the birds disappear when a hawk is in the area.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 07:53 am:

Great pix and warmth seems to be the reason.


Either that, or it's packing. :-O

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 08:09 am:

Wow! Way cool!

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 09:23 am:

Beautiful photos, Bob, thank you. What incredible
markings and colors on that hawk!

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 09:42 am:


By Just me (Jaby) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 11:29 am:

I so enjoyed the photos of the beautiful hawk! I see
them around but have never had one at my bird feeder.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 12:14 pm:

That hawk has cold feet, as do I'm sure all the
other birds and small critters in his area.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 04:51 pm:

Beautiful birds.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 08:17 pm:

Very cool pictures!!!!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 02:21 pm:

Love the photo of the Snowshoe Priest in the review. I keep
meaning to read all of his journal. Maybe this will be the summer I
do that. And then there's "The Kalevala." Been meaning to read all
of it too.

I don't believe I've ever seen a Sharp-shined Hawk. What a beautiful
bird. Thanks for the photos, Bob.

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