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Sharp-shinned Hawk (80524 bytes)




From a blind near my feeder I photographed this Sharp-shinned Hawk, the main avian predator on small birds in Oklahoma.  A Carolina Chickadee played a dangerous game of catch-me-if-you-can with it around a redbud tree.   This bird, an immature, was not very skillful, but with my feeder birds to practice on, I expect its technique will improve..