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

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This Red-Fox Squirrel was a road kill, offered for the hawks to feast on~

Tomorrow will be first glimpse of first Eyas sighting~

So very excited, for I saw my first glimpse of the first little eyas just a few moments ago. I took some rather distant images and shall get more at dawn's light tomorrow. I could only see one...such a very tall tree, such a very long distance. Now... if I placed a 6 foot ladder back near where my best view is that might be good, yet also risky. Once again, the warning is very clear, these are wild and sometimes very dangerous birds when protecting their nest area. Just last week a couple some 30 miles from our home reported on the local tellie that they had both been attacked numerous times by a pair of Red-shouldered hawks. They have chosen same yard, same tree five years in a row. Since these birds are protected, nothing can be done until the young eyas have fledged in a few weeks. As for our pair, I shall remain a good distance and do the best I can to collect data as well as some fair images. Even my 70/300 lens is going to be challenged on this nest site~

NOTE: This Red-Fox Squirrel was a road kill, offered for the hawks to feast on. It seems not to have gone in vain somehow doing this. If only drivers would be more careful~


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  2. It's so interesting and unusual that the hawks might attack humans in defence of their young. I hope your road kill is accceptable mary, that should fill a few hungry young.


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