Smaller Birds in Winter and the Cooper's Hawk Stalking Them

Young Cooper's Hawk looking for a meal

We have had significant and long lasting snow cover this year. One serendipitous consequence of this was that birds were more visible around feeders and backyards. Song birds have been visiting my backyard feeders in numbers I've not seen before. And this has not gone unnoticed by the hawks in the area. I have a Cooper's Hawk regularly stalking the branches of the trees in the backyard in hopes of obtaining a song bird blue plate special.

Song Sparrow

Blue Jay tossing snow around

Blue Jay

Mourning Dove

Junco (female)

Junco (male)

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

American Tree Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow

A mixed flock of sparrows

Carolina Wren

Still waiting...


  1. Thank you sharing these nice photographs.

  2. Wow, simply amazing, Thanks for sharing such lovely pics....

  3. You have perfectly captured the images of birds during the winter season! Fabulous!

  4. How lucky you are to have such an array of different birds!

  5. Really Nice and Awesome Pictures
    They remind me of DH Lawrence's Essay Whistling of Birds


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