This Sharp-shinned Hawk landed on one of the perches in my feeding area… maybe 15 feet away. Beautiful bird and my first chance to photograph a bird of prey. After landing he just calmly looked around for some dinner, maybe 40 seconds and then flew away. I must say, he is welcome back anytime!! I was stunned by his presence and keep replaying the moment in my mind because it did not seem real. I think this visit made my year!!
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Magnificent. Thanks for uploading for all to see.
Beautiful,once of those lucky chance photos.Had a similar experience with a Brown Goshawk which slaughtered 6 of my best hens.Probably to feed young.Making close and unexpected eye contact was very scarey but not something I'll ever forget.