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It's been a dreary couple of days with rain and fog and temperatures hovering in the low 40s. This morning, as I peered out through the fog, I noticed a small hawk perched on a fence in my backyard. Hawks are not uncommon in the area. There is a large open area just a few blocks to the north, between the interstate and some railroad tracks, where hawks can often be seen soaring over the area or perched on a sign post. But as far as I can recall, this is the first time I have seen a hawk actually in my yard.
Of course, the first thing I did upon seeing the hawk was run and get my camera. I managed to get one picture before it flew a way. Sadly, a picture taken through a dirty window and about 30 feet of fog doesn't really make for a stellar photograph.
I imagine the hawk was drawn by the many birds around my feeder. After it flew off I went out to see if i could find any evidence it had taken a bird, but I couldn't find any.
What are you seeing in your area?