We do tend to have quite a few birds of prey in the area so it's always a treat when they come right down into the yard. Though I fret the whole time about the safety of the Cardinals or darling little innocent birds, like Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, Purple Finches, etc. On a normal basis we have a very small supply of nuisance birds so for that I am thankful.
It took me a while to figure out what bird this was even with a bird book, only because it appears as though she has a white ring all the way around her neck. However, since she so closely represents the Goshawk, including the white rump, that's what I'm going with.
I find myself with SO many pictures from late Summer and Fall that I had intended on posting. Does anyone else have this problem? I tend to hoard them for fear of running out.