Waited

What I believe is a female northern American Kestrel visited this bird feeder. Not the best angle for a photo; the wind blew downwind from it toward me so it oriented that way. It waited a few minutes for an unwary songbird to happen along, then left for other opportunities.

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Silhouetted

A Cooper’s Hawk, viewed against the early sky just outside my workplace on a very cold winter morning.

A photographer’s note: I used a 75-300mm lens at full zoom on autofocus to shoot this through two windows. I was about 20 feet from the hawk, clearly visible to it and was concerned that any more movement on my part would induce it to fly away.

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