On Sunday, Alesia alerted me to a hawk in our backyard, checking out the busy feeders, no doubt. I grabbed my camera and was able to take several photos through a window before the hawk flew away.
Initially, I thought this was a Red-shouldered Hawk. But after posting this picture on Facebook, including the site for the Carolinas Nature Photographers Association (CNPA), a couple fellow birders said it may be a Cooper's Hawk instead of a Red-shouldered. My friend and neighbor Richard pointed out the long tail, which is distinctive to the Cooper I now know.
So I went to my go-to source for such questions: whatbird.com's Bird Identification Forum.
Nice to have another "lifer" bird- especially in my own backyard. And thanks to the birding community for the identification assist!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
"Birds of Amsterdam" pictorial, showing 15 or so different types of birds I photographed during a visit to The Netherlands in December.
This post shows many of the other things Alesia and I took in during the three days we had to sigh see in this interesting old European city.
I decided to put my shots together using the free Kizoa platform, which I like very much and have my college students use for different projects each semester.