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There are two families nesting in our backyard that Cathy and I can see. We are waiting for the chicks to take their first flight and hope our timing is good.
I was lucky to capture the mother in flight with food in her beak.
It is a great way to grab some relaxation and a wonder to see how organized, dedicated and hard-working these birds are. Both families, both parents working all day and into the night, landing, feeding and out the door for more. The chicks are just showing themselves, one in a Johnson supplied home (a gift from my Sister Mary many years ago) and the woodpeckers in a DIY.
We are turning our backyard into a place to go to be a part of nature, creating paths bordered by plants and shrubs and a few water elements for sound. We are close to finishing it up. The first idea was to create an English Garden, but I’ve not enough knowledge or energy to do all that planting. So I’d call this a sectional garden, with lots of Oaks providing shade, and all the selection issues that go along with the shade. Nowhere is there ‘full sun’ (for me a dreaded requirement) on the property. But the effect of filtered light is just wonderful. With a little breeze, trees rustling, birds chirping and yes, hawks hunting it’s a great place.
Of course we still have Ruby and Liam and their Agility Course.
I hope you’ll stop by to visit.