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 Post subject: Sharp-shinned Hawk
PostPosted: Mar 07 2:53 pm 
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The other day I observed a juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk dive onto a small brush pile near a feeder where a mixed flock of House Sparrows and Golden-crowned Sparrows were feeding. They all scattered and the hawk proceeded to peer into and under the brush pile, occasionally climbing down off the pile to peek underneath. Eventually a bird flushed from under the pile and the hawk went right after it, following it into into a blackberry bush. I couldn't see the result but here are a few pictures.

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Sharp-shinned Hawk by brian avent, on Flickr

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Sharp-shinned Hawk by brian avent, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Sharp-shinned Hawk
PostPosted: Mar 07 4:32 pm 
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Beautiful. The second photograph is just fantastic!

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 Post subject: Re: Sharp-shinned Hawk
PostPosted: Mar 07 5:19 pm 
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Awesome pics Brian!

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 Post subject: Re: Sharp-shinned Hawk
PostPosted: Mar 07 10:52 pm 
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Great shots!!

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 Post subject: Re: Sharp-shinned Hawk
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Nice shots.............

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