Saturday, December 26, 2009

Confused Sharp-shinned Hawk

Yesterday, while I skated with family at the neighborhood pond (yes, the one where the wild things are), I noticed a sharp-shinned hawk swoop across the far bank. A minute later, my daughter Kelsey spotted it very nearby perched in a tree watching us. The next thing we knew, the hawk swooped over our heads right down to the puck a couple of the boys had been hitting around! It quickly discovered that they hadn't been playing hockey with a small rodent, and took off into the woods. Richard managed to find the disappointed hawk sitting on a wire and took these two photographs.


  1. Maybe it wanted to play ice hawk-ey?

  2. ...Or maybe it was trying to tell all those humans to get the puck out of its territory.