I was watching a group of blue jays diving in and out of the trees picking up acorns yesterday when all of a sudden a sharp-shinned hawk plunged into the group. Fortunately for the jays, no one was lunch. Sadly for the hawk, he/she flew away hungry. I didn’t react fast enough to get pictures of the action, but did get a few of the hawk hanging out on our maple tree. I had no idea just how many birds were hanging out where I was until the hawk showed up and it seemed like hundreds flew up out of nowhere. It’s still very cloudy here, so photography is a bit frustrating. Click on pictures to enlarge.