We had a visiting hawk on our property last week. I noticed the feeders were quiet around mid-day and looked up to see a dark shadow in a tree. Then it came down to the lower branches of a Douglas Fir tree and hid inside for a time. I thought that was odd but then the Mourning Doves spend a lot of their day in there. Soon it flew up to the top of a tree again and then left. The feeders remained very quiet for hours after except for a few Chickadees. I wondered if that meant they are a little dumb in the bird world. I can just hear them now..."after you...no, after you"Thankfully, there has been no hawk sightings the last few days. I decided to keep all the ground feed tucked under the trees instead of out in the open from now on. I'm pretty protective of our resident birds.
Today was a wet, windy and miserable day but I ended up having a great one.
Susan. I was her cat-sitter for years (Lucky =^..^= & Addy =^..^=) and we were walking buddies before I moved and both miss our walks and talks. You can visit Susan at http://proseccoandpolkadots.blogspot.ca/
I replenished the bird seed cupboard which will keep my mornings filled with happy birds, and once the sun appeared, planted gladiolus bulbs along our front fence in honour of Earth Day.
This property just may be a little piece of heaven some day. *smile*