Wildlife photography of a Sharp-Shinned Hawk perched in snow watching for prey in Southwest Montana

In Southwest Montana, a Sharp-Shinned Hawk perches in late Fall snow watching and waiting for an opportunity to strike a distracted songbird. Weighing in at only three or four ounces, the male Sharp-Shinned is the smallest hawk in North America, but make no mistake, these fast little raptors are fully aerobatic as they prey through thick vegetation on other small birds like Sparrows and Robins.