It sat there for ages......long enough for me to grab the camera and sneak downstairs to the patio door to take all these pictures.
When no sparrows showed up at the ground feeder tray, the Coop turned around on the tray and looked towards the house. Doesn't it look like it's thinking, "Hmmmm, maybe there's some tasty prey lurking under that deck."
I was surprised as heck to see this Coop hop off the tray and start running towards me.
Did she say running? Yeah, I couldn't believe it either! Here's an action shot in mid-stride.
Still don't believe me? Well, I got a little video clip too! This Coop was probably only about 5-6 yards away from the house. It must have seen something interesting under the deck that was worth running for rather than flying. Isn't it cool to see this raptor up close? Looking all around in search of something to eat?
I never did see it catch anything, and it finally gave up and flew back out into the yard again. It perched on the trail camera for several minutes before finally departing from the backyard to search for a meal elsewhere.