Silver Branches   Leave a comment

It’s warmed up a little.  There was very little frost this morning, though there were a few lines that needed fixing.  The afternoon was warm enough to get out and enjoy.

The leafless branches of the cottonwoods are silvery against the blue sky now, and well worth a picture.

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Just to the right of center of this picture, there is a dark spot.  This is the red-shouldered hawks’ nest I’ve been watching for years.  It’s a lot farther away than it looks.

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Billy and I were trying to figure out how long it had been there.  Our best guess is ten years or better.  I don’t know how long these hawks live, so it’s hard to say if it’s the same pair or a second generation.  It’s certain, though, that they’ve nested there every year.  We must have hosted a lot of little hawks.

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Posted January 15, 2013 by stablewoman in Birds, Nature

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