Friday, April 24, 2009

Common Nighthawks are back!

Last evening I heard the familiar frog like call of the Common Nighthawk and looked up just in time to see one performing its aeronautical flying display. I hope they are staying in our neighborhood and not just passing through.

This morning I saw a brave Mockingbird take on a Red-shouldered Hawk. The hawk flew in low over neighborhood houses and landed on a porch roof. It was surveying the ground below. A Mockingbird kept dive bombing the hawk. The hawk ducked but otherwise kept on with its backyard survey.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice drawing, Pam, both in rendering and in placement on the page!

    We haven't seen any Nighthawks here yet but I always seem to notice them when I do my Sunday night grilling. That is only minutes away so we'll see what we shall see.........

    I'm hoping to get my wife to take a look at your mystery flower from newest post once she gets off the phone. She may have some ideas. If she doesn't maybe I'll take a look at our penstemon while I'm out grilling and at least settle the square stem question..............

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  2. Hi Ken,
    Thanks! Hope you enjoyed Sunday night's grill & dinner :)

    I'd love to hear any thoughts you both may have regarding the current wildflower. Always a fun mystery to solve :)

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