I just love this little bird…I first saw her last year and I was taken by the markings on her sweet face.
I was so happy to see her again this winter. I hadn’t seen her in a long time and I thought perhaps that she had passed on.
I hope she comes to visit for a long, long time.
The Coopers Hawk was back yesterday which explained why all of the birds had disappeared, the crows AND the blue jays were making a racket scolding this raptor. Please forgive some of the blur, I get too excited and just snap away and the winged beauty was just about out of reach.
Well this is something I don’t see every day, a Cooper’s Hawk!
There wasn’t much bird activity on the day that this hawk made an appearance. The lack of birds is usually a sign that a predator of some sort is nearby. I resigned myself to the fact that there wasn’t going to be much to photograph after the hawk zoomed away, but hey, I’d gotten a shot of a Cooper’s hawk!!
Have you ever thought about the fact that birds might find US interesting? I don’t think they find us fascinating, but a few of them seem to give me a passing glance now and again.
Isn’t this an intense look? Male cardinals have an image problem…in my professional opinion.
I think a simple change by Mother Nature could solve the whole issue. I’d suggest that the less dark feathers to the side of the eye, (see arrow), add to the impression of a stern demeanor.
An easy fix would be to add some interesting eyelashes and replace the black feathers under the beak with red feathers.
I’m aware that this is a radical proposal…but I think many cardinals would like to soften their, “look”.