This week wasn’t a great one for my bird-watching habits. I spent more time reading and watching television than I did out looking for birds. Making sure my cold didn’t linger or turn into any bronchial yuck.
Glancing out the backdoor turned out to be a bit disappointing most the week as well. I’m not sure but I think it may be related to greedy squirrels and/or our neighborhood hawk.
On Monday, I stood at the back door fussing at my “pet” squirrel. Suddenly, as if he finally heard my words, that little squirrel scampered away from the deck. I felt quite proud. Until…
A quick shadow and a big swoop over the neighbor’s rooftop. I watched as our little (pretty sure it’s not an adult yet) neighborhood hawk flew over the rooftop and attempted to grab a meal from the neighbor’s front yard. I can’t speak to his success as I lost sight once he flew into the front since I was looking out the back door.
Our neighborhood hawk wasn’t interested in posing for pictures this week. Here are a few hawk pictures from my visit to the nature center last week.
Other Birds I spotted This Week:
So, I spotted the typical Starlings sitting on wires including this one in a tree. Fairly confident on a warmer day, our little Carolina Wren briefly popped out of hiding but not for very long. There was a lonely sparrow all puffed out on a cold day.
Did I mention our see-saw weather? Yesterday was in the upper 40s. Today is down to 21 degrees with a feels like reading of 6 and not going to get warmer.
Seagulls flew overhead as I was taking my youngest son to school. On the some day to-do list is to figure out where that flock is flying.
Also saw the resident Canada geese on the lake and in the air on my way to work both on Thursday and Friday. Finally, I spotted a few fluffy Robins as I drove through the park on my lunch break as well as a few Cardinals sitting in the trees overlooking the playground.
What birds did you spot this week?
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