A Surprise Dinner Guest

My beautiful and magestic dinner guest came to call once more, and surprisingly my finches and sparrows opted to dine elsewhere.  Rude, I think.  Or maybe not.

Cooper's Hawk 2-11-12

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43 Responses to A Surprise Dinner Guest

  1. Lovely picture, I love seeing birds of prey they are a real rarity.

  2. thebigbookofdating says:

    wonderful shots

  3. Dor says:

    Oh, how handsome your dinner guest is! And Congratulations for your excellent photography. The pictures are truly beautiful.

  4. Eve Redwater says:

    How fantastic is that! 😀

  5. Kat says:

    He’s absolutely stunning! What kind of bird is he? I’ve never seen a blue bird of prey like him.

    Beautiful pictures!


  6. Christine says:

    That’s a great picture; beautiful & majestic are very suitable descriptions, too. I’m not surprised that your other birds flew away, though. We have kestrels hereabouts; a friend saw one attack and kill a robin one day. (Mega-frown!)

  7. danitacahill says:

    He’s such a beautiful bird. And he looks great perched on your fence.

  8. Beautiful! It’s really cool that you were able to get those shots. Nice job!

    • I cleaned the center of the window by my computer. Don’t want to go overboard. 🙂 I watch the birds while I work. So the few times hawks have landed, I’m at the ready! ANd they are vain enough to stand around for me to shoot a bunch.

  9. Janice D says:

    Beautifully captured. Thanks for sharing this amazing moment.

  10. Cath Howell says:


  11. I’d give anything for a hawk to pose like this for me. Just beautiful!

    • Comes with cleaning my window. If I was out there, he’d probably scoot. The others that have come look right at me, too. They know I’m there, but they stay because I don’t seem to be threat behind glass. I think they are so cool!

  12. I have never seen a blue hawk before – even in photos. How very beautiful! Are they common where you live? Great photos!

    • Red-tailed hawks have been more common and seen from afar. But for some reason, the Cooper’s Hawks have been around a lot lately. We have lived here for 22 years, and this fall and winter is the first time they’ve come into the yard. If you look at 2 previous posts, you will see a younger one that is more grey.

  13. Shutter Bug says:

    He’s becoming a regular guest, isn’t he? I hope he’s not bullying the finches and sparrows away. Great shots, Lilly!

  14. randallslack says:

    Debbie has a hawk that visits too. The other birds don’t like it. They back off from the bird feeder and warn others with their cries.

  15. I wish I had one..beautiful!

  16. hello, apronheadlily,

    ah, he came in blue tux, though. am sure adding a plate won’t be a problem, ahaha. i like his peach lapel, makes him look like a handsome count. ^^ 🙂

  17. Last year was a bad year. Cooper’s came by pretty often and I about wanted to cry whenever I saw another pile of Junco feathers. Too many of those. This year we’ve only seen one pile thus far, but I consoled myself that the Cooper’s got a rat. You cannot put a price tag on that. Well worth a couple songbirds, if you ask me.
    Our Red-tailed needs to get his tail over here and deal with that rabbit we’ve got before gardening time, or I will be miffed!

  18. dianne - life as i see it says:

    wonderful post

  19. Lindy Lee says:

    Do Chicken Hawks really eat chickens? Your photos are precise, clear and very interesting…

  20. These are really, really good captures. He likes your fence a lot.

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