Mobbing of a relaxed sort

1 02 2008

Sunny, clear winter mornings are certainly not the norm around these parts (my thoughts on the subject here), and every golden ray is a moment worth savoring. One common sight around the pond on such mornings is a bright shining spot in the trees ringing the pond. Upon closer inspection, the upright stance of a red-shouldered hawk basking in the warmth of the sun makes itself clear, and for some reason it always makes me feel warm too.

RSHA-BLJA

On this day, a blue jay that had actively been mobbing the RSHA took a break from antagonism and joined the hawk around the figurative campfire…

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1 02 2008
Nina

Just took my RSH to the nature center for exhibit–such a magnificent bird, sure to fill those who see him with awe.
You seem to be seeing the raptors this week!

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