Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Look Who Just Landed!

The hawk in this case is one of a pair of hawks that live in the woods behind our garden.  They rule the entire area along the creek and nothing, and I mean nothing, gets past them.  The other day we heard a ruckus in the backyard and rushed to the window to see a poor owl being chased out of the woods by the hawks and every bird in the neighborhood, including the blue jays.  Apparently the owl landed unexpectedly in someone else's territory.

This one appeared early this morning as we were having coffee and sat there for a good 5 minutes surveying the yard.  He or she must have been stalking something, I hope not a snake.  Right below her is the wild flower garden which has turned into a zoo attracting all kinds of bees, birds and heavens knows what.

I don't know if hawks are a good or bad omen...but this one landed on the Fourth of July!

I just missed her!


  1. Beautiful birds, aren't they? We have a pair in the woods behind our house, and I hope they are taking care of snakes, at least the poisonous kind! We've never had one come so close as yours, tho. Happy Fourth!

  2. I haven't seen any hawks in our trees, but lots of hummingbirds. Loved the look of your 4th of July cake.



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