Female cardinal & house finch
Like many of you, I like to feed the birds. Makes me feel good to help them out during winter, even though I know they don’t usually need me.
So, OK, I feed the little birds for the selfish reason of watching the birds.
And then once in a while get lucky enough to have a Bigger bird come in as well.
It’s really not a moral dilemma, just the circle of life.
I’m pretty sure this is a male Cooper’s Hawk because of the distinct white band on the bottom of the rounded tail.
He didn’t get a meal while here.
At least not this time.