On the weekend past we recorded that fact that we had been visited by a Sharp-shinned Hawk which, inevitably had kept the small birds far away for a long time.

Today we had an early morning visit from another accipiter, a Coopers Hawk (similar features but bigger, square head and slightly rounded tail) who posed long enough for some more low-light photos to be taken. They are clearly conducting their own “Feederwatch” .

….. notice the head profile below:

On the recurring theme of rain we are told by the local press that Montreal has already had 70% more rain than average for the current quarter and it’s still only mid November. Thought it was wet.