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Sharp-shinned Hawk (1 Viewer)

Canadian Lady

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Hi everyone.

This morning I observed a Sharp-shinned Hawk sitting on a branch ... 4 Black-capped Chickadees kept flying past his/her face then sat on the tree branch directly beside the hawk, 2 on each side. The hawk was letting loose with high pitched sounds.

I don't have a camera - otherwise, this might have been a funny/interesting picture.

Just wondered if anyone else has observed this type of behaviour before?

Jo-Anne
 
It's called mobbing though I've never seen a bird as small as Chickadees do it. Have seen Mockers & Blue Jays do it
 
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