Forums
It is currently Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:59 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 573 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:27 pm 
Offline
Cornice Bowl
Cornice Bowl
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:44 pm
Posts: 660
Still trying to ID this bird. Its small, as you can see it in relation to those rails. It didnt look even a foot tall.

Image

Sharp Shinned vs Cooper's Hawk

Its coming around because I now have a dozen fat quail feeding in the yard.

_________________
The poster still known as Cheapski
Come for the weather, stay for the bacon, dont get kicked off the forum


Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:36 pm 
Offline
Cornice Bowl
Cornice Bowl
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:44 pm
Posts: 660
I finally had a close encounter with the Hawk. I just now went out to put up the hummingbird feeder when I heard scolding and there was Hawk sitting on the railing 10 feet away from me. It didnt even fly off right away so it heard me reprimanding it then it took a big dump in response.

This was from this morning. I can say it has very yellow legs, and is rather small. It couldnt be standing more than 9 or 10" if that.

Image

Image

(Finally taken with my old digital camera not the crappy iPhone)

UPDATE

I conclude it is a juvenile Sharp Shinned Hawk, per the Cornell comparison page on their Great Backyard Bird Count site:

Heavy, bold (reddish) streaks on underparts, especially on lower breast and belly;
brown back
Yellow eyes (adults have red eyes).
Pale stripe above the eye

_________________
The poster still known as Cheapski
Come for the weather, stay for the bacon, dont get kicked off the forum


Last edited by snowhottie on Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Bizarre Encounters With Nature Pt. II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:45 pm 
Offline
Rodger's Ridge
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:20 pm
Posts: 15110
Location: Little slice of heaven in the Eastern Sierra
This handsome specimen was resting in our backyard this evening for about 45 minutes. He hangs out at the hospital across the street and enjoys eating their lawn!

Image

Image

_________________
Always carry chains.

www.mammothmuseum.org


Top
   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 573 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group