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Saturday, December 21, 2013

In The Rain

 

It has been raining since yesterday early morning . Just after Papa got home from work we saw this big bird in our birch tree .

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                                                                            A  Juvenile  Coopers Hawk

                               Both Papa and I grabbed our cameras and started snapping photos of this beautiful pray bird  from our computer room window . These birds rarely sit in back yard trees they are forest predators so this guy must of been hungry as he sat up there scoping out the yard .

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He was watching us from  up there as he could see us moving from the other side of window , He would turn his head like an owl and stare . I tried to go to the mud room door as I could of got another photo of him out the door but as careful and quiet as I was and sneaking around the corner of the open door he saw my lens and that was that  ,gone like the wind !

                            The weather is to be raining all day and then temps are to drop and freezing rain will start !

                                                              So today will be another indoor puttering  day .

                                                                       Until next time .. Have a good day !

                                                                                 Country Gal

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

good luck with the sleet and ice!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a beautiful creature. It's so hard for them to find food this time of year, and venturing into other areas is necessary. We will be having freezing rain on and off all weekend here. So indoors for me, too! Stay warm and safe!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh not good weather...stay safe.....really cold here, hitting the -40 s with the windchill tonight....Staying in where its warm and cozy......love the picture of the Hawk, nice....Christmas Blessings Francine.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, What a beautiful juvenile bird. Here in Colorado, we get Coopers Hawks-and believe it or not, they will park themselves in the trees in yard if there are a lot of small birds around.
Hope you are staying nice and warm.
Hugs,
Noreen

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh, what great photos you got. Amazing. Sad that he saw you sneaking up on him, although he is young, his instincts are obviously all there! Happy Christmas to you and yours. xx

Faye Henry said...

Great pic.. I love seeing those bigger birds occasionally.. Hope you are not getting all this freezing rain that we are getting. xo

Muffy's Marks said...

That hawk was probably eyeing up the birds at your feeder. Great photo of him.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Such a fantastic sighting of the Cooper's Hawk and how wonderful it co-operated for photos.
Lots more ice rain overnight and everything is slick and slippery.