I haven’t been home much lately, and so I haven’t been able to post much about the activity at the feeder.
However, yesterday – I was without my camera – I was visited briefly by an American Bald Eagle! Very cool. I hope it returns and eats all the squirrels.
Also, just a few minutes ago, Death in the form of a large hawk visited one of the supremely annoying Mourning Doves. I don’t know which hawk, it happened so fast. There was a sudden flight of the doves, a skyward explosion of feathers, and then I saw Death Hawk flapping away.
Here is all that’s left of the former ex-dove, now hawk snack.
I am reminded of the rendering the great Vincenzo made from one of my photos a while back after a similar visitation of mortality when I did have my camera.
Apparently the bugs from Starship Troopers are the moral equivalent of Mourning Doves. They sure seem to come around in the same numbers.
I hope the hawk has a taste for Blue Jays.
Also, some time ago before we had any snow cover, a flock of Pine Siskins went through. I wonder if I will see them during the harsher part of winter as I did a couple years back.