Another Backyard Birdwatcher

I wasn’t the only birdwatcher in my backyard today!

This Red-shouldered Hawk landed on the Bark Butter branch (the perch where I take most of my bird pictures!) and carefully scoured the area for his next meal.

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Every once in awhile, he would stretch out his talons, like he was preparing to snare some prey, which was pretty cool to watch.


Then he would continue gazing out over the yard.


Talk about a piercing stare!  I love the eyes on these creatures!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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21 Responses to Another Backyard Birdwatcher

  1. Sue says:

    I think this might be a juvenile Coopers Hawk, which are fond of eating birds. I can see why that perch on your backyard might be attractive to a bird hunter!

  2. selah says:

    He certainly was in hunting mode.. He is beautiful.

  3. Mary says:

    Birds of prey are beautiful and lovely to observe, but it breaks my heart when they snatch a little bird.

  4. Jodi says:

    Wow – you are really getting some interesting new visitors! 🙂

  5. aussiebirder says:

    Magnicient bird and shots Kathy, I guess the bird restaurant got a little quiet around there for a while with this fellow there.

  6. de Wets Wild says:

    Wow Kathy! I’m sure he caused quite a commotion among the usual visitors to your garden?

  7. Wonderful photos of this impressive bird!

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    Love the yellow feet! 😉 Gorgeous photos, Kathy!

  9. He sure looks serious. A beautiful bird.

  10. Great captures of those piercing eyes, Kathy, great sighting!

  11. I love this sequence!

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