One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there,

One of our readers sent this photo along, and it’s a view you humans don’t see every day.

Mystery #94

This is one of those mysteries that we may not be able to solve: Why did this bird fly inside?

We welcome your theories. And do any of you recognize this species? Double mystery!

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We are told this Sharp-shinned Hawk–oops! It’s a Cooper’s Hawk–skimmed right through the open door of a shop that had many large windows. He didn’t hit anything, and sat for some minutes just looking around. We squirrels surmise he was surprised, just like we would be upon finding ourselves ‘inside’.

So how did he come to go inside? Miz Flora thinks it was the windows.

“They reflect the trees, the sky, making a look-alike woods,” she says. “He didn’t know he wasn’t flying into a grove of trees.”

Hey, wasn’t he lucky he didn’t hit a window, or flounder around in there?

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