Thread subject: Long-eared owls, on palemale.com today!
||12/28/08 02:23 pm
||And uh-oh, for that poor squirrel!
||12/28/08 03:06 pm
||And that incredible squirrel, facing off against two of them!
||12/29/08 01:26 am
||Who do you think was more surprised?
Looks like Lincoln did it again!!!
||12/29/08 06:33 am
||I forget to check that site. Lincoln is truly a gift with all his beautiful photos. Amazing how he patiently observes and catches events that most people aren't aware of as they walk through the streets or through Central Park.
A couple of days ago my husband and I were driving in my neighborhood and noticed a black squirrel, which is rare for these parts, scurrying and running in the street and lo and behold there was a hawk chasing it. The area I was driving in was not "country" and it was surprising to see this going on . The black squirrel got away, and the hawk continued standing in the street and finally flew away. I believe it was a Coopers Hawk.
||12/29/08 06:50 am
||I grew up in Montreal where there are only red and gray squirrels. It wasn't until I moved to Toronto that I saw a black squirrel (which is really a variant of the gray squirrel). Here, they are big and absolutely everywhere and I see them all the time.
||12/29/08 10:47 am
||We have two 'resident' black squirrels that have been off & on in our neighborhood for the past 20 + years. They are in our back yard almost weekly. We love to see them.
We may have had a hawk here yesterday, as we see the remnants of a blue jay on the ground - but we missed the action!
||12/31/08 02:48 am
||I guess this might a busy season for the hawks, unlike the economy....lol I noticed avout 4:30 this afternoon all the birds coming in for a feeding. By the time I walked to the window by the sink, I only saw a bird lifting-off and flying full speed ahead, so I (assume) it was a hawk with a little bit of diner. Maube he wasn't looking for some conversation while he eats???