Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Dude, there’s crap in your beard.

I finally saw this hawk closely as it swooped past the slider doors and made a pass at the bluebirds at the suet feeder. Too cold for two feet.

It's hard to identify head proportion when it's zero degrees. The colder the temps the more fluffed the feathers get.

I'm thinking this regular predator is a Sharp-shinned Hawk based on the blunt looking tail feathers. A Cooper's Hawk tail feather's that come to a point.

Three is not a crowd when the temps hover around zero.

When it's cold the suet is popular.

The turkeys haven't been since last week's dumping of 18" of snow. When they left (hesitantly) I could tell they weren't fans of the breast-high snow.

The turkeys haven't been here since last week's dumping of 18" of snow. When they left (hesitantly) I could tell they weren't fans of the breast-high snow. This guy has some leaf debris caught in his beard.

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2 responses

  1. In my country Indonesia, which valve heat, no animal of this type … funny

    February 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

    • melissakoski

      Very cool. These turkeys are large birds that sleep in large groups up in tree…they are clumsy flying!

      March 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

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