Thursday, January 12, 2012
Intruder ! ! ! !
All right, what's wrong with this picture? Can't see the interloper? Look in the far right corner next to the fence post. That is NOT a chicken....that is an adult Cooper's Hawk. Thank goodness this 20 ounce bird was either not tough enough to take down one of my eight pound "ladies" or I arrived in time to stop the killing. I got my long handled net and tried to catch it but the fence wire is far enough apart to allow him to squeeze through when I got too close.
Hopefully this beautiful bird will spend its time chasing and catching the bazillion sparrows I have stealing my chicken feed. Perhaps that's how he got into the pen, followed one of the sparrows when it headed inside for lunch.