Hawk at our window

For some reason, a sharp-shinned hawk wanted to get inside today and twice tried to grab

at an outer frame in the window. We have a bird feeder nearby, but this wasn’t a grab for a particular bird. Did it see its reflection? I have no idea. It paused on the deck railing, so Henry used his camera to shoot through the glass. One snap and it was off and gone without a meal. We thought it was a Cooper’s Hawk at first, but now think sharp-shinned is what it was.

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About Lorna Domke

Since 1981, I've lived on the land that surrounds, and will eventually be integrated into, the Prairie Garden Trust with my husband, Henry. Our long-term goal is to build on what Henry's parents began and create a nature garden of sorts for others to enjoy. Over the years I've planted prairie, mowed trails, created a website and done whatever I could to enhance what's here. For a few years I served on the board of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Since I retired from my role as Outreach & Education Division Chief at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in 2010, I've started to put more time into the PGT. The PGT Nature Garden blog is one result.
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