I was also watching all the activity outside my window a short time ago.
No bobcat (what a sight that must have been!), but I looked out just as our
resident Cooper's Hawk carried away a lone pigeon which had been grazing
under one of the feeders. In flight with its lunch in talons, it appeared
almost as if the Cooper's had an extra wing.
This particular pigeon didn't look well when I saw him earlier, and I had
wondered if he would even survive the upcoming storm. I guess that
observation assuages some of the sadness I feel when I witness the Cooper's
in action. I'm such a sap, and the Cooper's? He is a beautiful specimen and
apparently no longer hungry!
None of the song birds have returned yet. He may still be lurking or so
At 01:25 PM 1/22/05, you wrote:
>I was watching my feeder which also has been having lots of activity because
>of the extremely cold weather when much to my delight a bobcat walked by.
>What a fabulous treat! We had been seeing lots of strange tracks and it was
>nice to find out what was making them. He didn't seem to be interested in
>Also the red-bellied woodpecker has been at the feeder. He seems to prefer
>the nuts that have been mixed in with the black sunflower seeds. It sure is
>fun to have different things show up to keep us amused in the dead of