broadwing-hawk
A broadwing hawk lurking in the trees above Fargo Brook

This morning I heard a bit of bird chatter over by the brook. The chickadees were making their alarm calls, and the pair of hairy woodpeckers nesting in the poplar snag by the brook were alarmed as well. Looking about, I finally noticed the cause of all the tumult—a broadwing hawk in a dead elm above the brook. It was quite patient, allowing me to get some good shots from the balcony on the second floor of our house. After a few minutes, a robin flew in and chased the hawk into the woods.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  200mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/200″ exposure.

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