On Valentine's Day, I took the dogs for a walk...
As we came along the field where I saw the coyote this week, I saw a bird in a
wild area where the roads come to a "T". I could not get a good
picture of it, but here it was that day from a distance:
There he is, he was looking down on a very wild woody area.
See those distinctive stripes?
I saw him again today, on a tree branch over the small pond in the middle of a big cultivated field, a quarter mile from the first place. I have been looking for him daily.
This is what he is:
(from the web).
Oh, someday I am going to take pictures like this!!!
A red-shouldered hawk, not a red tailed hawk.
It was a juvenile red shoulder that attacked two of our roosters about five years ago,
and the two roos fought him so hard, he lost some flight feathers. Keith was
able to throw a blanket over him and we caught him and took him to
Operation Wildlife, who rehabilitated him.
This is not a small hawk, though this picture makes it look like it.
I'll be looking out for him now.
This girl had a hard, hard day. We walked about a half mile at noon, and I could tell she was limping a little, but she seemed eager.
When these two got here:
We decided to go back to the park for a while, to walk a little more, and
so the kids could play at the playground.
Lilly was worn out, I didn't realize it. She was unable to jump into the car and I helped her scrabble up into the back seat. The kids had to sit there, so I had to help her out again... and she could not get back in. I finally lifted her and she went for me, the pain seems to be in her rear right hind leg and hip. She made it home, but she is pumped full of rimadyl now, and won't be walking again.
At least, until we go to the vet this week.
I think she was pretty pooped out, and I didn't realize it. This was right before we went back to the car.
I have been trying different settings on the camera. I have GOT to learn to shoot manually.
Some pictures come out better than others.
I had to run by the grocery before the kids came, so I ducked into the cemetery to practice
for a few minutes.
Keith got a new vehicle today, a Dodge Grand Caravan. I'm glad he didn't go for another truck.
I'll get a picture of it in the morning.
Right now, we're watching "Goosebumps" on tv before the
kids' parents come back.
I hope I can sleep tonight!