Sparrow Hawk Outside My Window

@OneOfMany (12401)
United States
March 31, 2017 8:30am CST
I've never seen them before, but when I opened my curtains and looked outside, I saw a bird of prey sitting amidst a circle of feathers, and realized that it was probably a Sparrow Hawk. It promptly saw me and flew away, taking whatever it had killed along with it in its talons. Although, I wouldn't have bothered it, I can understand being unnerved by something watching you eat. I thought it was cool, since I haven't seen one of these birds before.
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• United States
1 Apr 17
I don't know my birds well. :)
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
1 Apr 17
My mind recognizes patterns. I saw the bird, I saw that it killed another bird, and instantly knew what it probably was.
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• United States
1 Apr 17
@OneOfMany I see! There are just regular birds here
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@infatuatedbby Regular birds? As in song birds and such? We have all sorts here. The biggest being a toss up between Turkeys and Turkey Vultures.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
31 Mar 17
lol, oh shoot, hooman watching me eat, nope, those featherless things are creepy, moving on...
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
31 Mar 17
Pretty much! That or it was afraid that I was interested in eating it next!
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• Centralia, Missouri
31 Mar 17
@OneOfMany or that you might take away it's snack
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
31 Mar 17
@Jessicalynnt There was no desire in that from me. :P
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
31 Mar 17
Not sure what the sparrow hawk look like.Have to check this out.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
31 Mar 17
The one I saw was kind of gray with a whitish chest. It didn't stay around for a photo op.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
31 Mar 17
@OneOfMany ok.I can look this up.Thank you
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@amadeo You're welcome!
@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
31 Mar 17
I can understand being unnerved by something watching you eat. So can I. That must have been a nice experience, although it didn't last long.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
31 Mar 17
Like first dates - don't watch me eat! :P Well, it was like the hawk and the squirrel I was telling you about. Raptors (birds of prey) are pretty powerful.
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