Thursday, November 28, 2013
Friday after work i decided to head to North Burnaby to look for the reported Blue Jay, i had looked for it on Sunday morning not knowing the actual feeder location and came up empty.
This time i knew where to look and did just that, for two hours with not a peep of anything blue or jay-like. Strike out.
To make something of the afternoon i headed over to Maplewood Flats and came across a birder who told me that a Sharp-shinned Hawk was just around the corner preening itself. I took a wander and came upon the hawk. It took some maneuvering to get a clean look as there were branches in the way.
As to the species, i did note that it looked on the small size for Cooper's, head looked a bit small for body, as well as legs looking to be skinny like Sharp-shinned. Tail feathers are worn and not square but perhaps rounded enough to make this a Cooper's after all..