Song - Blue Jay Imitating Red Shouldered Hawk
Can you see that reddish-orangy thing on top of our pergola? Not the reddish-orangy Maple leaves but look up near the sky? It's a Red Shouldered Hawk and he has been showing up near my bird feeders the last few days. Sorry it's not a very good view but this was taken from my office window. By the time I ran out the door, he had flown to a nearby tree.
From there he screeched at me for awhile and then flew to a tree near the creek.
Several times today I saw him fly right towards my feeder, startling the songbirds. I saw a few feathers float down from the sky so I think he may have snagged one.....Anyone know how to keep them away from the feeders?
"If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." --Charles Lindbergh