Now that the temperature is no longer above a hundred, I make it a daily task to sit outside to enjoy the fresh air.
As the breeze blows off the Gulf, it keeps the temperature not too hot. I love this time of year. The leave change color to decorate the landscape. However, it happens a bit late here in Texas.
One day the sun headed west, for it was early evening. When I noticed all the blackbirds that are always about disappeared, or so I thought.
It wasn’t long before I realized they had all hidden under the surrounding trailers. I wondered why they had done such a thing.
Can you guess?
Yes, indeed, it was a bird of prey. The hawks had come into the area. Though the hawks flew high in the sky. The blackbirds didn’t take a chance.
As soon as the hawks left, the blackbirds were back in the trees and on the powerlines.
The only birds not effected by the hawks were the seagulls. I am not sure if it is their size or the fact they can be aggressive.
I have to say it was entertaining to watch as the birds flew fast to get into hiding before the hawks spotted them.
Since I have been out more, I have noticed this is pretty much a daily routine that the hawks come into the area as they search for food. I believe they have several nests in the trees across the street from us.
So far, I have counted eleven hawks. Sometimes they fly in a group. During other times they fly singly or in pairs.
It’s an honor to view the hawks. They are amazing birds. I’m glad not to be on their menu.
A challenge for you. Take some time to sit outside. Notice what is going on in your neck of the woods.
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