This little girl enjoys the corn I put out if she happens to get there before the squirrels discover it.
Definitely looks different than the Cooper's Hawk that has been hanging around. He comes and sits in the tree surveying my back yard.
The chickadees don't seem to be frightened of him. They continue to feed. The squirrels take shelter as do some of the larger birds, who keep their distance.
Until he flies off ... and the feeding continues at the feeders.
This little dove would be wise not to be sleeping when he comes around again. I've lost a few doves to the hawks. Although lately, it seems the hawks haven't kept their population down. I counted 12 one afternoon feeding beneath my feeders! An even dozen!
By the way, thanks for all your feedback about Picasa.
I ended up upgrading to add space.
Those of you that got grandfathered in at $5/yr ... lucky you!
Have a great week, my friends!