Saturday’s Critters #57

Saturday’s Critters 

Monday I filled feeders and before I could get back into the house, the pigeons took off with the sound of thunder. That usually means a predator is nearby. Sure enough, a hawk (I think it’s a young Cooper’s) alit in our neighbor’s tree. I went in for the camera, hoping the hawk would still be there when I returned.

This is a look we don’t often see, the feathers fanned out.
Curious, the hawk decided to get a closer look.


It flew across the yard, toward me, and perched in our oak.
It pulled feathers in…
…spread them out again–looked over its shoulder to see if I was documenting…
…and then I think I was mooned!

I got a dozen shots, repeating this behavior. Do you suppose this is the hawk version of twerking? I can’t believe I even typed that!
Have a great weekend!
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