Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Welcome Visitor

I looked out the window of my study this morning about 7:45 and saw this big guy perched on our side yard fence. He was there on the fence about five minutes, looking all around. I presume he was looking for, or had just eaten a fine breakfast of baby rabbits, or maybe some damned squirrels. The rabbits and squirrels were laying low while he was around. I am not much of a birder, but I think it was a red-tailed hawk, although I didn't know they were that big. After glowering for a while, he flew up to the top of a tree and I haven't seen him since. I hope he hangs around. He will be well fed.


Lydia said...

Cool! We certainly have had a surprising number of raptors in my urban neighborhood - may they help to keep the local vermin under control!

gerry rosser said...

I, like most folks, get a kick out of seeing birds of prey. Here on the Cape it is mostly ospreys. In Florida we see a variety.
My older brother calls my attention to every raptor he sees when we are out and about.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an opportunity! He looks so majestic sitting there. Thanks for sharing the photo.