In all the years I’ve been visiting this park to see the little birds that come visit the bird feeders the park puts out, I’ve never seen a hawk come this close to the area. I mean close close. I’ve seen hawks in the park before but usually they were way out in the woods and not near the feeders where hoomans hang out. Perhaps he thought he could get a quick snack of a little bird but they were not having any of it.
The Blue Jays would buzz him and the other birds were just too quick for this inexperienced hunter. It did make for some closer than normal shots of a hawk though which I was quite happy about. But for the other birds, they were not pleased with this dangerous (but lacking in hunting skills) interloper. I believe in this image he was trying to figure out what was going wrong with his hunting for the day.
Live and learn, young one, live and learn….
That handsome little hawk will learn and grow. For now, the prey will taunt him.
Oh, he will learn… Nice picture!