What’s Up? – So-So Summer
We are going through a summer drought. The temperature continues on the high side andt we hardly get any rain. Once in a while we get storms but they move away quickly and do not discharge any water. The plants and grasses are in need of some water right now! I just hope we get some rain soon.
My birds are avoiding the harsh sun the best they can. I provide them with water and seeds which they consume in shorter time and then fly back to the trees or bushes to take shelter.
Last week I was refilling the feeders when I heard a peculiar bird call that I recognized immediately. It was a young Cooper’s Hawk with a smaller bird chasing him and trying to peck him, the hawk was flying desperately fast to avoid the little attacker. They passed over me at about 50 feet high. Then I noticed a second young hawk lagging behind at 40 feet following the first two birds. They kept their flight until the reached a tall tree ,where they have a nest. I didn’t see the outcome though.
Of course I didn’t have my camera with me!