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  •  We Watched A Small Hawk Snatch A Songbird (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, War on Error

    The cardinal was under the freestanding porch swing, the sharpshinned hawk was stalking around on the awning looking at it. Finally the cardinal made a break for it. I blinked, so I missed the hawk closing the 20 ft headstart the songbird got, but then it was in the raptors claws and gave one thin cry as the hawk flew away.

    •  Saw this a couple weeks ago when a nuthatch was (1+ / 0-)
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      poised motionless on our feeder. I happened to go out & spooked a sparrow or purple finch.

      Whoosh - hawk a few feet over my head, "squeak! squeak!" from the finch, and off went the hawk.

      Sad.

      I love hawks. Luckily I didn't spook the nuthatch, which I'm equally fond of. We've got a nice pair.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Wed Jan 05, 2011 at 05:45:57 PM PST

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