Can anyone help us figure out what this bird is? Ive spent hours and hours yesterday and today trying to figure it out from my bird book and the internet.
A young hawk? A young kestrel? Other guesses? Educated answers?
It was right outside our back door in the cherry tree yesterday. We watched it for about 20 minutes. Not skittish like most hawks who have been very skittish this time of year. I think it is their mating season. I know it is nesting and mating season for owls.
And here is my sharpshinned hawk that likes to hunt in the thicket for mice and chipmunks.
Isn’t it beautiful? I love to watch it fly too.