The yard was full of birds today: Sparrows, House Finches, Red Wing Blackbirds, Mourning Doves, Great Tailed Grackles, European Starlings, our latest visitor the Yellow Rumped Warbler, and of course, Pigeons. It probably helped that I filled both bird feeders with seed this morning and did the one thing experts say not to do; put seed on the ground. Oh heck, I can't help it.
And then it happened. All of a sudden the Starlings flew past like a bat outta hell and the rest took off en masse as if having seen a banshee. In the bird world this was the next best thing - a Sharp Shinned Hawk took up a perch in our tree! Yup, the fella was just lookin' for a quick snack!
Enjoy! Opaa Fritz and Oma Bettina