Male Sharp-shinned Hawk
My husband and I were in the computer room with literally dozens of birds feeding at the feeder just outside the window; when suddenly, out of the blue, all the birds took off in a frantic frenzy, several of them even flew into the window pane, and in a flash there was not a bird in sight - EXCEPT this magnificent sharp-shinned hawk who sat on the neighbors fence long enough for me to get several pictures of him. Notice those long, long toes, and the very sharp talons . . . "All the better to snag you with, my dear."

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