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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Red-Shouldered Hawks Share a Skink~

 Female on the left and male on the right~

This nest failed.  I was only able to visit this site on Sunday mornings en route to church, and so I have no idea what may have happened.  My guess would be raccoons~

Sweet fragrance from the Locust tree blossoms, amazing~


  1. How sad for them to loose their little brood. Here we call that tree a False Acacia. Isn't the perfume heavenly?

  2. That's a shame the nest didn't make it! I hate to hear that. Your photos of the adults are fantastic, though! The flowers are gorgeous, too!

  3. It's sad to think that nest had failed, it happens I guess.

  4. Wonderful shots of the Hawks, Mary! I am sorry the nest failed. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. So sad to find out that there will be no young birds here. Your pictures, though, are exquisite!

  6. Nice shots of the hawk pairing Mary. Shame that the nest failed and its always difficult to know the exact cause of nest failures when there are so many possibilities. I guess you know that racoons are one of the main predators of birds? I am trying to send you some of our rain, or should I say send it back to you because its all coming from across the Atlantic at the at the moment, roughly in the direction of the US. LOL. Hopefully there will be some sunshine tomorrow to get a few pictures.

  7. I better add here, that this is not our nest, not the one of Tingsgrove and Beyond. Our nest thrived this year with 3 that began to fledge 4 weeks ago today. I have been keeping up with each of them and will post for World Bird Wednesday this week.

  8. it is sad their nest wasn't successful. they are gorgeous, though.

  9. Mary,that's really sad...but great shots of the Hawks and blooms.Enjoy your sunday!


  10. Hello Mary,
    Great shots!! Nice to see this wonderful bird with his special captured prey. Wonderful!!
    The shots of the flowers are amazing to see, well done!!

    Many greetings,

  11. Ahh, the sweet scent of locust blooms. A lot of happy honey bees too. Wonderful eye candy of the hawk feast.

  12. What a beautiful pictures and impressive blog you have! So fantastic!

    a big hello from Spain,


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