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Unexpected Sighting/ID. Nampa, Idaho, USA

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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 17:10   #1
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Unexpected Sighting/ID. Nampa, Idaho, USA

So, here is the situation. I have a bird feeder, and the House Finches and Dark Eyed Juncos ALWAYS come every morning to feed. Today, while looking at my bird feeder through my front room window, I saw this roosting in a tree in my front yard. I thought it was a Mourning Dove at first, but on closer inspection, it was not. Its a raptor. Probably interested in the House Finches and Dark Eyed Juncos that come to the feeder.


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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 17:32   #2
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It’s a Sharp-shinned Hawk, a small-bird specialist so definitely interested in your juncos and finches.
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Thanks! I was wondering.
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