Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Saw something today we had never seen before. A small pine squirrel spotted this Sharp-Shinned Hawk in the tree outside the kitchen window. It approched the hawk several times-once within one foot. They just stared at each other. We were surprised to see the squirrel approach and just as surprised to see the Sharp Shin hold its ground. Sharp Shins are small hawks and hunt small birds,

and apparently not small squirrels.