millipede Posted February 18, 2019 Share Posted February 18, 2019 I am curious, IF all you had were these photos, what are you looking for to ID this bird??? Another question about this particular bird... (This is where a different section of the forum could be handy, perhaps...) I was walking down a trail with my son and we stopped to watch an eastern phoebe about 25 feet in front of us, and lower than us, it was near the water. As we watched the bird I asked my son if he could see the behavior(bobbing its tail) as I'm trying to make him work for this lists... ? From 50 or more feet away, this hawk SLOWLY flew in towards the phoebe. My first thought was it was after it. I don't think it was even though it flew straight past it and, right up to us. I mean 10 to 15 feet away in some young trees by the water's edge. I couldn't decide if there was something wrong with it. It just sat there. Got a bunch of photos. If I moved too much it got a LITTLE nervous, sometimes hopping just another foot or two over but still SO close to us. We ended up walking down the trail a little further before turning around and stopping to stare at the hawk a while longer. It, again, got a little nervous before it eventually flew to the other side of the pond and landed on the ground. Didn't look to be hunting... just landed on the ground. We had to get moving otherwise we would have watched it longer. I feel like maybe something was wrong and felt bad but at the same time, it's certainly not every day one of these sits still RIGHT in front of you. So we enjoyed that. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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