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Friday, February 12, 2010

Suprises

On waking this morning to prepare for work, I got a call that we were closed for the day. It was snowing outside--great, BIG flakes that were covering the ground quickly.



(The video's only 17 seconds long.)

Despite a lot of recent bird activity, none of them came down after I refilled the feeders. If anything, it was unnaturally quiet. Eagle-eyed Charles pointed out the reason, in a tree on the edge of our yard...


This sharp-shinned hawk stayed perched there for quite a while (and the snow didn't last.)

17 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Excellent photos. Hawks are grand looking creatures.

(I'm glad you enjoyed your snow day)

Christina said...

I'd love to have seen that, but I'm still glad we got moved without running into the snow with that huge van. I love the snow coming down with the bird in the tree.

Cloudia said...

I totally loved your video, Lana.

Aloha,


Comfort Spiral

Doson said...

I hate winter but I think it'll be great if it snows :P Sometimes I wish there'll be snow in Kol.. too

Chrissy said...

There seems to be a lot of the white stuff around this winter. The hawk looks amazing...

Travis said...

Well, at least the snow didn't stick for too long.

fazrul arhan said...

Short video but really beautiful snow. Something that i will never see in my country.

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking Sharpie, we have been having a lot of snow too.

bernie kasper said...

Snow that's not snow I can show you snow..just kidding Lana!!

Hope you enjoyed it I am starting to really tire of this winter here, 10 inches on the ground with 10-12 more coming tonight !!

Erik Donald France said...

Always nice to get a day off, yeah'

Beautiful video of the snow and birdsong, a poetic combination.

Happy TET!

mick said...

I especially liked the video with the snow falling and the sound of the birds.

Bob Kaufman said...

Poor Sharpie having to endure all that snow. Glad he's OK though.

Larry said...

Good eye spotting that Sharpie in the gray woods and snow fall.

Dave Coulter said...

Cool....I mean, cold! ;)

Steve Malley said...

Still kinda freaks me out that y'all are having winter while I'm here in what passes for 'summer'...

Lynda Lehmann said...

In Maine, we've seen small animals literally run for cover when an eagle swooped overhead. Those birdies were smart to stay perched out of sight of the hawk.

I'm glad you had a day off, anyway.

Did you give up your other blogs, Lana? I often want to open more blogs, so that I don't have some of everything on PV, but I KNOW it would be too much....

Bird said...

Beautiful hawk... no fun if you are a hungry bird wanting to get at those feeders though! And um, sorry about the sn*w, I know you aint a fan...

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