Fink Family Farm Bird List

Fink Family Farm Bird List

The only list I faithfully keep is a list of all the birds seen on our farm since we moved here in 1977. I thought it would be fun to ad...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Day Three of Migration Count Week

The juvenile Cooper's hawk that hangs around here hunting rodents instead of birds was sitting in the dead tree in front of the barn this morning, overseeing the area where I throw grain for the birds. I thought perhaps it had reformed and was going to hunt birds instead of rodents.






But later in the day, it went back to what seems to be its favorite hunting strategy...





When this resulted in no success, the hawk jumped up onto the corner post of the pig pen to survey the ground from a bit higher.


To get the full effect of the hawk's perch, here is the pig pen, complete with pig, and the hawk.




When not watching the Cooper's, it was fun to watch the Steller's Jay attempt to get the last of the suet out of one of the suet holders.






Hah! Success!


But, alas, as of this third day of count week, there was still no sign of the Green Heron. I wondered if it would show up tomorrow, count day.

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