I've been seeing this hawk skulking about in the trees for the last several days.
Even so, I was surprised when I looked out the window today and saw this guy sitting about 20 yards from the deck where "my" pretty birds (no one, messes with them!) were dining on nuts and seeds and Homemade Suet. While I wasn't going to sit back and let him feast on bluebirds or anything like that, I may have hand fed him a few others... like say, a European Starling or two... or three. And the blackbirds. They come in droves!
My teenage boys, who like to tease, call my Bluebirds, "blue starlings" just to see if they can get a rise out of me. Ha, never works. :)
But really, up close these guys are beautiful. I did what any responsible blogger would do. I picked up my camera and started "shooting". He saw my movements at the window and decided I can't be trusted.
The sun was bright and beautiful today and I'm beginning to feel the tug of Spring. Warm sun on my skin, air that is cool and light, but warm enough to be pleasant... anyone else with me on this?