5.06.2005

Kind of Unrelated

Ducked out (while waiting for the movers) to throw out some trash and heard the usual bird chirping, but louder. As the door slammed shut behind me, a sparrow took off, screeching, in one direction — and a hawk, apparently thwarted, took off in the other. Brown, with diamond-like black under the wings (near as I can remember), probably a less than 3-foot wingspan. All our bird books are packed.

1 comment:

gary said...

a sparrow with a 3-foot wingspan?

oh...you must mean the raptor...

hawks are really difficult to ID (especially from a text description written by someone viewing -- through a trash bag...) 2 birds flying in 2 different directions. :-)

but, from our (unpacked) bird book, [pause whilst I retrieve and scan...]

Hmmmmm...stumped

maybe it was the Lesser Northern Virgina Loon (or was that one of your neighbors?)

if you still have net access, check

http://www.google.com/search?q=bird%20identification