Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another bird episode


I sent Madelyn outside to get a ball that had been left on the porch. She came in and said, "Mom, there is sure a big bird in the sun room." I thought I misunderstood her. "What??? a big ball???"


I opened the door and yep, a hawk or falcon of some kind is frantically flying through the screened in porch.


No idea. The only thing I can think is that it was scared by the lawn crew yesterday and flew so hard into one of the screens that it pushed through, as there is one screen now where the corner is loose. And It was not loose before.

Well, I am off to clean the screened in porch. There are feathers and bird crap and regurgitated mouse entrails all over. Sounds like fun huh

So my ornithology classes are a good decade in the past -- but I am not sure what it is --

not a cooper hawk, not a peregrin, not a harris hawk

I am thinking maybe a red tailed juvenile? as it did not have the red tail??

come on Carrie or Dad. . . I expect identification . . . soon


Carrie said...

I am thinking it is Swainson's based on the feathers down the legs! I will get back to you for sure!

Carrie said...

OK, just kidding on is a Merlin...Swainson's was my rusty guess but I am positive now!

Carrie said...

OK it is a Cooper's Hawk, read the label wrong!