Life's Little Moments

By dbifulco

Tenacious Twenty Five

My 25th yard bird to be blipped...the fearsome Cooper's Hawk.  She strafed the feeders several times while I was in the hide today, unsuccessful but persistent.  I suspect she is feeding babies because she hung out for a brief moment when I climbed out of the hide, wielding my camera.  All I was able to manage was one (substandard) shot in the worst possible light...but I'm going with it.  Heavily edited owing to it being horribly backlit.  

Much as I hate to say it, I wish squirrels were on her menu as we have droves of them at the moment.  But squirrels are just a bit too large for most of these small hawks.  

Hubs left on a business trip this morning so I'm at loose ends.  I made it to the gym for 3 miles on the treadmill - day three of my weekly five.  Tomorrow I have a trip to the dentist mid-morning, so we'll see if the gym is in the cards or not.  

First Gray Catbird of the season appeared at one of the suet feeders this morning - made my day as I love them.  The little House Wren is still singing mightily from every tree, and I'm sure he'll attract a female soon enough.  I have to check all the nest boxes tomorrow to see if he's started filling any of them with twigs yet.  Oh yes, spring is my most favorite time of year!

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