OWLS & OTHERS FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE USA

I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown


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Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Raptor Kind of Day - Feb. 03, 2011

I started the day with a young Cooper's Hawk perched high in a tree close to the house, he kept the feeders bare for an hour or so.


A short time later a Downy Woodpecker alerted me to an adult male Sharp-shinned Hawk perched in the Pines near the feeders. I've yet to manage a photo of this Blue Jay sized raptor though he's been seen in the yard a few times now.

An hour or so later a trip to the bank found a red morph Screech Owl roosting in a hole in a sawed off branch just east of the Corliss Brother's tree, most likely the same red morph Screech that's been sitting in the Corliss tree. Ann & Gary Gurka put me onto this secondary roost location when they found a gray morph Screech Owl sitting in it over the weekend.