Wednesday, March 07, 2007
The weather has been marvelous, mild and sunny. I've been hearing more bird song and the squirrels have been chasing each other, it's either love or battle over territory. I walked down the road with my camera yesterday, hoping to go on the beach and get pictures of something even if it was only the scenery. Unfortunately the parking area had not been plowed and the snow bank was so high at the entrance that I couldn't get over it. I suppose that would have been a picture in itself, me sprawled over a snow bank. So, I kept walking up to the corner store, nothing to take a picture of...Nada! An hour later I was back home again and took the pictures above.
A few minutes ago, while I was sitting in the living room, I heard a loud bang as if something had hit the deck. I went rushing to look out the window in the door and there on the deck about two feet from the door was a hawk lying there with it's wings open. Thinking it was hurt, I rushed to get my boots and coat on and when I opened the door, the hawk was gone but there was a little Junco, not moving, where the hawk had been. I suspect the Junco was on the deck and the hawk came down, grabbed it, but when it saw me look out the door it took off without the bird. The only thing I could do was pick it up and see if it was ok. It seemed to be in shock with nothing broken. I put it in a safe place and kept an eye on it for about half and hour, when all of a sudden, off it flew. It made my day to see that it was alright. The hawk was quite handsome, grey I believe, and when the wings were opened they had stripes. Hmm....wonder what kind it was.