Some interesting bird action around here lately. The other day, I heard a shriek outside my office window and saw this:
A hawk had just caught a Bluejay. My birder friend thinks it's most like a Cooper's hawk, athough it could possibly be a Sharp-shinned hawk. They look quite similar and share a taste for songbirds! Poor Bluejay.
The photo would be better if my stupid flash hadn't gone off!
We also have this little fellow dining on a tree in our yard...
A juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
He/she is in love with this (no doubt diseased) tree and is on it all the time. He makes a noise like a squeaky toy. It's very endearing.
I love woodpeckers!