"But he resembles a hawk" clucks the flock.
"HE MIGHT BE A HAWK" BAA BAA BAAAWKS THE ROOSTER.
"EVERYONE TAKE COVER"!
Despite the drama, the bird on the wire was not a hawk. He/she/it is a waterfowl of some sort. See the long legs and beak?
A little online research reveals it is a Heron. If I had a better camera to take good pics from a football field away, you would see the green sheen on its wings giving it the obvious name: Green Heron or Little Green Heron.
And a really cool factoid from www.allaboutbirds.org :
- The Green Heron is one of the world’s few tool-using bird species. It creates fishing lures with bread crusts, insects, earthworms, twigs, feathers, and other objects, dropping them on the surface of the water to entice small fish.
Now that's one smart waterfowl! For more info on the Green Heron or any bird, please visit: www.allaboutbirds.org