My daughter and her family have been enjoying an interesting year at their
house on Dorset Street in Shelburne.
First, a harrier captured a blue jay just outside their window and spent a
half hour on the ground pulling apart the still live jay. Another reminder
that life can be tough, even for blue jays.
Then a tom turkey spent a lot of time displaying in front of his reflection
in the window above a doorstep and leaving lots of calling cards behind.
A pair of brown thrashers took up residence in the thick cover nearby, and
just today, a white red-tailed hawk perched for a time on a hay bale out
back before finally flying off down the field and landing in a large tree.
I can't remember if anyone else has reported seeing that hawk in the area.
Perhaps it was already noted here. At any rate, people in the area may want
to keep an eye out for it.
Charlie La Rosa
*“The solution to any problem---work, love, money, whatever---is to go
fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.”*
~ John Gierach, from *Standing in a River Waving a Stick*