After walking this afternoon, I sat on the deck. It was too quiet. I looked about for Cooper's Hawk.
I was very surprised to see a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Much smaller than Cooper's. Sharp-shinned is about the size of a large Robin.
I have seen this Hawk in the woods near my house. Never have I seen him in my garden.
There are plenty of raptors hunting in the backyard. Should help with the Sparrow and Starling populations. I have not seen many rabbits about lately. Maybe I can plant lettuce and spinach again this spring, and have some for my dinner.