Wednesday, February 20, 2013

An Unexpected Guest

A beautiful blue sky, winter day found Kim working in the garden.  I came outside to see what I could do to help and noticed something move just beyond where Kim stood.  A young hawk hopped to the ground and walked into the shrubs.  All of a sudden, several sparrows flew out of the bushes!  The hawk moved slowly out of the shrubs.  Look closely, the hawk has excellent camouflage. 
He then flew up to perch on the compost bin.  This gave him a good perspective as he searched for prey.
  He sensed Kim and I nearby and flew to the top of the Cedar Elm tree where he stayed for several minutes before flying off.