My son corrected me and said this is a Cooper's hawk. So what do I know? :)
Scissortail - Notice the long beautiful tail. I wish the colors were brighter so you could see better.
While we're on the subject of animals, I recently read a book that I won in a contest (love contests) called A Buffalope's Tale, by Philip Caveney, a story about a ... buffalope, of course. From the jacket flap:
"From the bestselling Sebastian Darke stories, Max the talking buffalope - Sebastian's hairy, surly sidekick - now takes centre stage to show you how his adventures began. Along the way he develps his wise-cracking role, shows off his combat skills and gets in plenty of moaning practice, shaping him to become the perfect companion for a young boy with adventure in his heart."
Told from Max's point of view, this is a story that will make you laugh and make you cry. At least it did me. I haven't read the Sebastian Darke stories, so I met the little buffalope for the first time here. Now, Max would make a very interesting pet. You'd never get bored, that's for sure.
Published by The Book Build Ltd., Great Britain, 2010.
ISBN: 978 1 84624 563 3
Have a nice weekend.
Happy Reading and Writing.