• wishiwerebaking 4y

    Great catch! Does he have another bird in his claws?

  • pak152 4y

    yes he does, it looks to be a downy woodpecker.
  • wishiwerebaking 4y

    Ahh. A shame for the woodpecker, but good for the hawk!

  • pak152 4y

    and today there were 4 of these red shouldered hawks in the trees outside my office window
  • wishiwerebaking 4y

    Plenty of woodpeckers around, then? ;)

  • pak152 4y

    mating season and lots of squirrels and other critters. I think the woodpecker was a target of opportunity, a fast food snack rather than a meal
  • wishiwerebaking 4y

    Makes sense. Were this my backyard, I'd be inclined to lure the squirrels with food, to help out the hawks. :)

  • pak152 4y

    trust me the squirrels are abundant in the area
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