I was up early to see what birds might show up, you never know what bird may decide to stop by and pay me a visit. I had all feeders refilled with seeds then I proceeded to take my post for another photo session. Waited for a short while and not a single bird went to the feeders contrary to what happen every day, as soon as I’m finished refilling the feeders a mob of birds is there in a minute. I noticed the difference immediately.
“Why is this morning different than all other mornings?” Surely must be a good reason for birds not being there. And I got the answer a couple of minutes later! A Cooper’s Hawk is quietly flying low all along my backyard passing over my deck and then disappearing among the trees. I didn’t want that Hawk terrorizing my hungry birds. I yelled at him with authority!
“Let my birds go!”
I usually do not interfere with the natural life rules but I had to morally say something because my birds were vulnerable and hungry.
When I went to Home Depot days before I bought a new clay dish that I placed on the deck as an extra feeder. My idea was to treat my birds with extra meals.
Once the place was safe from danger, birds began to fly in from every direction. Who knows! They might decide to remember this day for the rest of their lives!
“Next year in Hiram with HJ!”
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz- Avian101