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This hawk was hanging out by a stream. It stayed motionless besides moving its head once in awhile. There are alot of squirrels, lizards, chipmunks and other things I'm pretty sure it's looking for.

It was well hidden, did not see it for a few minutes while in the area. And then just saw it there, blending into the background quite well.

The bird was turning its head scanning the bed of leaves throughout the stream for any movement.

I am not sure what kind of bird it is, but think it's a Hawk. We have many kinds of birds in Georgia. And the predatory birds are here too. It's fun watching them hunt sometimes.

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Great photo!
What a got lucky!
In our yard recently, this bird grabbed and carried a yard cat ...

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@ludmila.kyriakou oh damn, I hear about that happening sometimes.

Well glad you like my photos.

THats rare to see them so close )

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@ambr.global

Yeah you're right I only see them up close like that a few times a year. Glad I had my camera on me.

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Cooper's or Sharp-shin-hawk..They eat birds.

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@manorvillemike

Probably a Coopers hawk then, the Sharp-shin appears to be a more Northern bird and I do not know if we have them in the South.

thanks alot for the ID!

Well spotted, it is same colour as the tree bark.

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@nelinoeva

Thanks, took me awhile to even notice there was a predatory bird 15 feet from me. As you said its color is the same as the tree bark and dead leaves.. Blended in quite well.

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