Sunday morning I lead a nature walk with only three visitors, all avid birders. (Sometimes these walks can be up to 30 people.) I’d been talking about the Kaibab Squirrel and we were all keeping our eyes open to see one.
We stopped along the trail to study some fossils and up in a Quaking Aspen we saw a Copper’s Hawk. I know, not a very good photo but the best I could do. Hawks are a predator of Kaibab Squirrel so we were very surprised when we saw one leaping gracefully along right under the hawk’s tree.
Copper’s Hawk nest
We all had our cameras ready for the hawk to swoop down on the squirrel, but it didn’t happen. Could be the hawk was busy as a hummingbird was flying all around it.
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