Not a sight for everyone, but we had a long look at a Red-tailed Hawk feasting on a squirrel this sunny morning with a temperature of 21 degrees.
The tail is not yet red which indicates that the bird is a juvenile.
Species list: mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, blue jay, gray catbird, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (14 species)
This mornings group:
Tree at my window, window tree,
My sash is lowered when night comes on;
But let there never be curtain drawn
Between you and me.
Vague dream-head lifted out of the ground,
And thing next most diffuse to cloud,
Not all your light tongues talking aloud
Could be profound.
But tree, I have seen you taken and tossed,
And if you have seen me when I slept,
You have seen me when I was taken and swept
And all but lost.
That day she put our heads together,
Fate had her imagination about her,
Your head so much concerned with outer,
Mine with inner, weather. – Robert Frost