What’s Up? – So-So Summer

So-So Summer


We are going through a summer drought. The temperature continues  on the high side andt we hardly get any rain. Once in a while we get storms but they move away quickly and do not discharge any water. The plants and grasses are in need of some water right now! I just hope we get some rain soon.

My birds are avoiding the harsh sun the best they can. I provide them with water and seeds which they consume in shorter time and then fly back to the trees or bushes to take shelter.

Last week I was refilling the feeders when I heard a peculiar bird call that I recognized immediately. It was a young Cooper’s Hawk with a smaller bird  chasing him and trying to peck him, the hawk was flying desperately fast to avoid the little attacker. They passed over me at about 50 feet high.  Then I noticed a second young hawk lagging behind at 40 feet following the first two birds. They kept their flight until the reached a tall tree ,where they have a nest. I didn’t see the outcome though.

Of course I didn’t have my camera with me!


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© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

14 thoughts on “What’s Up? – So-So Summer

  1. I know what you mean, HJ. We’re also having a slow bird-photo season here….except on those days when I decide not to bring my camera! The other day I left it in the car at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and my husband spotted a gorgeous, very large Barred Owl!! 🙄

    • Oy vey… That hurts! I see it this way, nobody can predict what it’s going to happen the next minute, I simply engrave the scene in my mind and enjoy myself any time I want! Thank you for sharing, Carol. 🙂

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