Sunday, September 13, 2009

Backyard Nature

We’ve had hawks hanging around the neighborhood all summer. Usually they’re up on the property behind us, sitting on the peak of the neighbor’s house or on their grill, but yesterday we got to see one of them up-close. We got home from Pittsburgh around 7 last night, and when I got out of the car and walked around it in the garage, I saw one of the hawks land on our basketball backboard! It was huge. And it had a freshly killed mouse in its beak, ready to be devoured. Because we’d just come back from the Comicon, we had the camera handy in the back of the car, so I grabbed it and was able to snap off some great pictures of the bird after he had his suppertime snack but before he took a massive poop on the drive (which the kiddo thought was hilarious) and then flew to a neighboring house’s roof.

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