As Keith said when he came in the door tonight...
"I have never seen so many hawks as I saw today!"
Neither did I!
Neither did I!
This is the back view of our friend from yesterday... he was on the same pole,
looking for dinner.
Here's his front view as the dogs and I came home from the farm.
This guy was circling over our pasture.
Guess what I saw as he saw me?
Uh huh. Jester was down in the bottom tier, our pasture is terraced from when it was a strawberry farm.
Jester had been out of sight of ME, but not of the hawk.
Ten years ago... Oscar, our Min Pin, was attacked and lifted off the
ground by a hawk. He had to have stitches and a shunt put in his haunches
for ten days.
He landed in a tree in Spehar's pasture.
I looked away to take a picture of this big nest... and when I looked back, he was gone.
I kept Jester close to me.
However, five minutes later, I saw him far off, quartering another pasture.
Lilly hardly looked up.
I dropped the dogs off at home, and left to run to the store quickly... and I saw this guy
on a pole.
A beauty, huh????
This terrible picture is of Jester checking out our new bird bath!
It is on the porch at the old house, the porch that is so cluttery, still.
I have a gizmo to put around the plug connector to keep it clean and dry, but
couldn't figure out how to put it on... help, Keith.... and if this
fount works out... it turns heat on when the temps get below 34.... then I'm going
to get one for here. It holds about 3 1/2 quarts of water.
If this DOESN'T work... I'll bring it over here when I can keep a close eye on it, and
get a heated dog bowl for water over there. Then I don't have to worry about
the wild birds there.
I think it's really attractive, too, and has a cast sand base so that
the birds can get a good grip on it.
And Kathy's cat!