Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gettin' Down To Business

This is our view each morning as we drink our morning coffee. It is like a stage where all of the wildlife put on their performances for us to see. I've not been able to get a really good shot of the activity. It all unfolds so quickly. I plan to set up an action cam of sorts one day, but for now, I have too many more important fish to fry. My son-in-law is deep into picture taking and will need to give me a few pointers, when and if he has that extra little bit of time to spare. It seems we are all in the same boat when it comes to having enough hours in a day to accomplish all that we'd like to do.

Nevertheless, the topic of this post says a lot in regards to the performances we have been watching for the last few weeks. It seems there has been a nest of 5 baby crows being raised in the trees just along our yard, and there has been a nest of 2 young chicken hawks being raised nearby. We have watched them coming and going for weeks now. It seems the two sets of birds have been playing together, testing their wings, and scavenging for food in the pasture fields. It all looks so innocent as they interact together. Today, things appeared to get a little more aggressive. I don't know if the hawks would actually attack and eat the crows, but I do know they eat a lot of young small wildlife, and domestic chickens, if they are running loose. We keep ours pinned up for that very reason. Only time will tell how the next few performances will unfold. Hopefully, we will get the opportunity to watch them a bit longer, before they go out into the big world and live out their lives, far away from our little stage.

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