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Yesterday, a new hawk appeared; another Sharp-shinned, maybe a juvenile? He has more streaking and doesn't have the dark back and head. But I know it's a Sharp-shinned. He too perched on the pergola and the fence letting me take pics of him. I watched him launch after a dove, something I had never seen, but the dove got away. I know many of you are glad that happened. Though I love my doves, I was sorry this hawk didn't get anything to eat. He deserves sustenance too. It's not as easy for a bird of prey as people think.
The Sharp-shinned Hawk is the smallest hawk in North America and can be confused with a falcon. They are incredibly agile. Google this bird and read about it; fascinating. And, the hawk is considered a spiritual messenger. If you see one, or two, it means news is on the way.