I almost feel guilty.
My birdie feeder is such fun... and, it is collecting quite a few visitors... mostly sparrows...but, hey I love all the little guys.
But ... the other day, a larger, brown form swooped in; touched the feeder briefly with a foot and then..landed on my cupid's head on the bird bath. Yikes!! I've created a hunting ground for hawks!!
I quickly went to the window and was going to open it and shoo it away...but, Mister BumbleVee said ...don't scare it away.... get a picture !! I grabbed the camera, which was on the table ... fumbled with the venetian blind in the window and managed to get one.... luckily he was totally intent on staring at the sparrows in the shrub.
I don't know what it is ... but, it isn't very large.... and, it's beautiful.
All the little guys disappeared into the middle of a Korean Lilac bush... and, even though there are no leaves left on it... the tiny branches protected them....no way that guy would fight his way into that bush.
Mr. BV was right. I did get a great photo.
I don't know what it is .... maybe a Kestrel? .... a Merlin?..... .... anybody?????? Help me out here please...there is still more tail down behind cupid's wing...which has a bit of snow on it.... sadly I didn't get a glimpse of the tail..... which could probably tell us a lot......
Click on the pics to enlarge ....see him/her up close .......
And, here is a shot of the bird bath with the cupid in full view and sparrows near it for a size comparison..
If you would like to join in or just have a look at lots of other birds .... go to Wild Bird Wednesday to check them out.