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.