I had planned another blog for today, but I had a visitor call, and I thought I’d share him / her with you.
I have been trying to catch pictures of the birds at my feeder, but they don’t like me standing around where they can see me. So like a very UN-Martha Stewart kind of gal, I cleaned only the inside and the outside center part of the window by my desk that would still allow me to take pictures from inside should the birds present me with a photo op. 🙂
I was getting my camera ready since sparrows were coming, then Whoosh! They all flew off, and there he was, perched on my fence. I snapped and snapped and snapped, hoping I’d get at least a couple of good ones before he flew off. He looked right and left, then straight in my eyes. Spooky in a magestic kind of way!
All of a sudden, he flew off, and here’s the guilt part: I think he had one of my sparrows in his talons! So I am a co-conspirator. I lured the innocents to the predator’s maw. . . . Okay, he is still a mighty magestic bird. It’s just the food chain in action. Someone said he is a Coopers Hawk, but he looks more like the Sharp-shinned Hawk in my field book. A beauty.
And I can’t help but wonder what would have happened by if I’d washed the whole window!