Chicken hawk in my backyard
No, Dick Cheney wasn't hiding in the bushes peeking in my windows, it was a real chicken hawk, and I watched one of these hunt sparrows in my backyard on Friday. I was awestruck.
It's real name is the Sharp Shinned Hawk or Accipiter striatus, but another name used is Chicken Hawk.
I think it's funny I had a chicken hawk in my backyard. It was a whole lot more majestic than the ones in Washington, I can assure you.
October 3, 2004 | Permalink
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I'm pretty sure thats a Cooper's Hawk. Here's an image of one:
As far as I know, Chicken Hawk's are black, and have pretty ugly heads.
Posted by: Anon at Mar 28, 2006 4:08:48 PM
Hmmm, well you may be right, I'm no expert on hawks, but at the time when I did my research I came up with the Chicken Hawk, and I saw no pix of black ones. The pic you reference does look a lot like the same bird, but slightly different. I'll have to look into it further.
Posted by: Lorika at Mar 29, 2006 7:07:03 PM