Toby decided to be a good friend to the birds this year by putting up a few bird feeders. It didn't take long before a couple feathered visitors told their buddies about all the free food, cause there has been so much avian activity! It's been great to see the nuthatches, juncos, woodpeckers, chickadees and titmouses (titmice?). Of course, the squirrels are turning up, too, which means we have a ball quietly creeping out to the deck, having a big ole' shout, and watching them jump a mile and scurry off. I'd be tempted to think that they would learn their lesson, but they don't seem to. No bother - we like the entertainment they provide.
None of us were quite prepared for this handsome fellow, though. I wouldn't have thought that he'd come to visit our feeders, though perhaps he had his eye on some of our visitors?
We're not sure what kind of bird of prey he his, some kind of hawk, we're guessing. Regardless, it's always so cool seeing one perched up high, regally surveying his domain. Always gives me a thrill.