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.

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This is a look we don’t often see, the feathers fanned out.

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Curious, the hawk decided to get a closer look.

 

It flew across the yard, toward me, and perched in our oak.

It flew across the yard, toward me, and perched in our oak.

It pulled feathers in...

It pulled feathers in…

...spread them out again--looked over its shoulder to see if I was documenting...

…spread them out again–looked over its shoulder to see if I was documenting…

...and then I think I was mooned!

…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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