Raptor Wednesday

Nuthatches are noisy foragers to begin with, but they turn it on it up to 11 when they’re on the alert. I’ve found some spectacular predators lurking in the canopies (Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl…) because of the continuous alarm calls of White- and Red-breasted Nutters.

Most recently, I heard the call and looked fruitlessly before this small hawk zipped out from inside a Beech to land on a bare branch of the same tree.

Then, in flight. Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Twenty minutes later, the bigger cousin: Cooper’s Hawk.

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