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On the left you can see two of them making their way to the base of the feeder pole. The third one is sitting atop the fence taxing his turkey brain to figure out a way to shake out more sunflower seeds.
Meanwhile, back on the patio, our little black and white kitty cat was slammed up against the sliding door. I think she was doing an impression of one of those plush Garfield's that people suction to their car windows.
This morning I happened to glance out and see a Cooper Hawk sitting on the crook of the feeder pole. By the time I readied my camera it had jumped down and was stalking a small bird hiding in the foliage. When he heard me clicking away on the patio he jumped back up on the fence and soon flew away ---still hungry.
This morning on a walk, I watched a red-tailed hawk fly into the trees gripping a field mouse or a vole. I didn't get that one photographed either. But, here is one from the other day surveying his vast kingdom.
|Gorgeous bird of prey! |
My New Years resolves are to spend more time bird watching this year. . .
and to find more time to do watercolor.
I did some of both today.