Beautiful Sharp-Shinned Hawk In Our Yard On Cape Cod.

This beautiful Sharp-shinned Hawk stopped by our bird feeders yesterday right around lunchtime. He must have been hoping to find something there for a meal. (Click on blog link for other photos.)

In doing some research, I learned that the Sharp-shinned Hawk eats insects, reptiles, small mammals and small songbirds. And those we have plenty of in our yard. They usually pounce from low perches which is why I saw him on the feeder.

When hunting at backyard bird feeders, they cause a wave of high-pitched alarm calls among the gathered songbirds as they flee the area. He stayed for a bit but then flew away without finding his lunch in our yard.

Beautiful bird, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Sharp-shinned Hawk?

Overlooking Nauset Marsh On Cape Cod Is Always Gorgeous.

Overlooking Nauset Marsh is always gorgeous, no matter what time of the year or what the weather is. I love this view from the picnic area by Coast Guard Station, even on a dark, cloudy day. It’s always been one of our favorite places!

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