Odd Flying Insect

I have no idea what this is.  It was sitting on the outdoor table near my flowers.  Terribly low light conditions so the photos aren’t good.  If anyone knows what this is, let me know.  Thanks!

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Sparrow

I believe this is a type of sparrow.  I shouldn’t admit this probably, but I’m honestly too lazy/tired too look it up right now.  😉  If anyone wants to tell me what it is, I’ll happily add the exact name in.  Or perhaps I’ll look it up myself when feeling a little more perky.  I just thought it was interesting to see it at that feeder.  I have seen them eat on the ground before, but never on that feeder.   I think it’s cute.

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Hawk

While I was photographing the Woodpecker in the last post, a hawk flew in up on the mountain.  I’m not great at bird identification, but I think it is a Cooper’s hawk.  It was very far away and raining, so the photos aren’t great.  I watched it sit there for awhile, while nearby crows went crazy making a big fuss about it being around.  It ignored them and preened it’s feathers, even looked at me at time or two.  Then it flew to the ground.  I don’t know what it did, I never saw it fly back up and I waited for as long as I could in the cold.  It didn’t really fly down like they do when they are after something.  So I’m not sure what it was up to.  I have it going to the ground on a video clip.  But it’s not a very good clip because of my shakiness, so I didn’t upload it to the video log.  I can if someone is really interested in it.  But it’s not that great.

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