Saturday, February 13, 2010

Looking for lunch

Sharp-shinned hawk, seen at the Evodia Field and the Azalea Pond
Photo by MURRAY HEAD day before yesterday [2/11/10]=

PS from Marie
In the photo this hawk looks big. But photos can be deceiving. In reality the sharpie is a pretty small hawk, approximately 11 inches in length. The Cooper's Hawk is 16.5, while the Red-tailed Hawk is 19 inches long [figures from Sibley]. To put it into perspective, the American Robin is 10" long!