Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A young visitor...

 Don spotted this guy walking around the back yard this morning...isn't he a beauty! I quickly got my camera and took these shots through the window...we didn't want to disturb him. Its a juvenile Coopers Hawk...a baby!  
 He flew up to the back wall and was looking a something for quite a while...maybe that pesky gopher we have been trying to catch...let's hope so!! He jumped down to the ground behind all the bushes for quite a while...look at those talons...I wouldn't to get caught in those!!
Then he came back up...and rested for a while before getting a drink of water...we keep lots of water for the birds this time of year...it is hot and dry! We could really tell he was young with not much experience...a few humming birds flew right by without a care and a couple Hooded Orioles were feeding while he was back there...Coopers Hawks prefer birds as their main food...so I was surprised that the Orioles were there...they will catch mice too...we just want them to catch the gopher!!
The temperature has been rising daily...I hope it hit its peak yesterday...it was 110...we got everything done before 10 AM outside this morning...this afternoon will be some sewing for me and reading for Don.
Until next time...enjoy your day!!!

6 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

110 oh no. The hawk is looking for your water. thanks for showing him, olive

Kaisievic said...

Wow!

Mary said...

It's not easy for the animals and birds in the extreme hot temperatures. I hope you get some relief soon.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful photo! Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Awww! What a sweet face. An unusual bird I have never seen.
You got some good shots. You are so good with that camera.

Lap Dog Knits said...

beautiful bird....wonderful pictures, great job of catching the moment!!