Critter Corner: A Bird in the Snow

March 10, 2014 10:37 AM0 comments

403critterA large bird took a lengthy rest at the Austin family’s Falls Church home during last Monday’s snowfall. He spent more than 15 minutes perched on the branch of a dogwood tree in their backyard. At first the family thought he was an owl, because his feathers were fluffed – perhaps to keep him warm. But his eyes were more hawk-like, so the Austins believe that their visitor was a red-shouldered hawk.

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