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.
June 13, 2019 at 8:41 pm
A really nice capture, John.
June 14, 2019 at 7:00 am
Thanks Tim! Not hard to do when the hawk waits patiently in the tree for you to take as many shots as you can!
June 23, 2019 at 10:35 am
I’ve seen some small birds dive bombing a young hawk.
June 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm
Yes, there are a lot of species that will harass larger birds, including raptors, crows, and ravens. Seems the little ones have enough gumption to take on the big birds, in the air at least…