Friday was a very blustery wet day.
Not a very good day for bird watching because of the weather...
...and because of this guy!
My Steller's Jays spent a great deal of the morning mobbing this Sharp-shinned Hawk - attempting to run him off. The hawk is about the same size as the jays, but they respect his sharp beak and talons.
They jays would manage to drive him off a tree and on to another.
They jays would then fly off in pursuit.
They were not particularly scared of the hawk, more just annoyed by his presence.
I counted a totally of 15 jays working together to rid the area of the hawk.
I think the hawk finally left only when he had grown tired of being constantly disturbed.
Here was my reward for a stormy day.