Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Friday, April 21, 2017

Bald Eagles and Red-Shouldered Hawks Nesting and Spring Beauty~


Not very much to say this week as there are so many images that I wanted to tuck in to cover this week and next week.  I needed time to catch up with you all and so this one will do it for two weeks, and I will be spending time visiting with you.  I have a very slow computer that has resolved itself to do me in.  The scroll bar works slower than an old Tortoise crossing a country lane.  I will have better access to our desktop and it will be a bit quicker at getting to where you are.  Enjoy the shares and have a wonderfully blessed and fun filled time, doing what you enjoy the very best~

Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after                                                                you have read the narratives~

I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
Saturday's Critter

Anni at:
http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com/ 
I'd Rather Be Birdin'
 Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'

    
Maggie's  MOSAIC MONDAY
                                              https://normandylife.blogspot.com/


Stewart for:



The near by Bald Eagle nest is coming along nicely.  I still have no idea how many Eaglets the pair are feeding, but soon, very soon we shall see them~






Record Crocus~
This is not the Red-Shouldered Hawk from Tingsgrove, but rather part of a pair that are nesting just on the far side of the Bald Eagle nest site.  This should be interesting~




Bradford Pear trees before the Spring opening ;) and a Coyote making it's way across a horse pasture~





Now this is our Tingsgrove female Red-Shouldered Hawk hunting outside my patio doors before her first failed nest attempt of this season~



This nest and one other very brief one were on the two properties behind our land.  Not sure what happened but the one you see here was really small and kept falling apart, even when the hawks used garbage to fill in the spaces~





The hen soaring above our home and below Lenten Roses~
One day I went looking for them and ended up walking right underneath the hen who was hunting~



Female to the left and male on the right.  Females always larger~




For a brief moment I had a hope that they would choose Tingsgrove, but this old squirrel dray was not what they required and they never even tried out my two very nice nest platforms~


Third attempt, making a nest out of another Squirrel dray two driveways down from me and in the woods, where they should hopefully do well.  However I say that it too is a very small nest~



The former turf owner, the Squirrel got a wee bit close and a huge warning to stay out~


I went to Starview Nursery to purchase some of my Spring and Summer posies~




SAVED...a Coopers Hawk had securely snagged a Red-bellied Woodpecker and not sure how, or why, but the beauty managed to escape and while quite alarmed and feathers a mess, seemed to fly and be doing as well as it could when I finally walked in the other direction~





My garden posies...enjoy~