Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- May 20, 2015

Do you recognize this bird?  It's an immature sharp-shinned hawk, a bird that's supposed to be skilled at catching small birds.  This one tried to find dinner in a sparrow's nest but failed.  Instead, it sat next to the shrub where the sparrows had been and waited for them to return.  They were smart enough to stay away, so I suspect the hawk had a hungry night.

One of the things I found fascinating about the hawk was that it could turn its head what appeared to be 180 degrees.  Amazing!  It was also amazing how long it stayed in the same place, probably not knowing it was being photographed by humans only a few feet away.

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