At lunch quite a few of us noticed a big bird on a branch over Athens Creek. I rushed home and caught him on camera. He is either a Sharp Shinned or Cooper's Hawk, and was waiting for a pigeon to be served for his lunch. It is next to impossible to sort out the difference between the two as they are virtually identical, but the former is more likely as the Cooper is probably enjoying his winter holidays further South in the central USA by now.
|Michael's "Artist's Impression" of the Hawk ( Accipiter striatus/cooperii)|
|Green Grass in Penticton. The Oak leaves hang on for nearly the whole winter.|
|Tree at the Hooded Merganser. Last of Christmas. All Decorations go by the sixth....|