Amongst the clouds

Red-tailed hawk soaring

Red-tailed hawk.  

This guy is frequently perched in the tree at the back of the acre and sometimes he watches from the tree at the high school. He is beautiful. I love to watch him as looks around, I’m sure in search of his next meal.

I hadn’t even noticed him when I went out to see who was having a mid-day snack at the feeders. I was most disappointed because it was quiet. We switched the bird seed to safflower seeds a week ago today. It definitely worked, the starlings have relocated to the feeders on the other side of the yard. We were successful with that, the house finches and chickadees have accepted the change, but we haven’t seen much of the nuthatches. Then again, it’s been horribly cold, neither fit for man nor beast.

I climbed up on my ladder to see if there was any action anywhere and just above this guy soaring in circles above my head.

He definitely answered the question about why it was quiet around the feeders.