Took a walk today in the woods behind our house, as the paths are
nearly completely clear of snow and ice now. I found where the
(possibly Cooper's) hawk goes to feast on (apparently) Junco
Is it odd that the site for the feasting is atop a dead tree trunk
that was uprooted? I would have imagined the bird choosing a place
higher up, especially as this is right beside the path. A little
further up (in each direction), there were furballs strewn along the
path. Could that be the Cooper's too? Or should I suspect an
owl? Just looked like fur without bones (should I suspect a fox?),
but I didn't investigate further. Will bring the camera next
time. Also found a dead tree with numerous holes, some quite
fresh. When I get some photos, I'll post a link.
Oh, and hey, what bird, in a mixed deciduous and pine woods, along a
flowing stream makes the sweet call:
treet treet treeeeeeeeeeee tree'-et! (the accented syllable being a
tad higher than the rest)?
Here at the house we had Juncos, Song Sparrow, Red-Winged Blackbirds,
Chickadees, Bluejay, American Robin, and Northern Cardinals (offering
their 'chew chew triiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilll' call today for the first time).
Fabulous week ahead. Ahhhhhh. ~ June in Jericho