Photo by Salt Water New England

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Last of the Snow?

Photos by Salt Water New England












9 comments:

  1. What wonderful photos to start the day with. Thank you.

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  2. That first picture - from the water to the sky, it’s like a story, a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing all the pictures but especially that first one.

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  3. First Jeep Wagoneer I've seen up there...

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  4. I believe that is a Cooper's hawk. I love raptors and they are beautiful hawks but with all the cloudy weather we've had this winter, they are terrorizing my backyard songbirds. I realize they need to eat too but it seems unfair to hunt the songbirds at the feeders. I now limit my feeding to bright sunny days and I feed on large trays under my spruce trees.

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    1. Hawks are a menace to polite backyard society. I didn't realize that they also prey upon songbirds at a feeder, yikes. After the loss of a beloved "pet" chipmunk that lived at the edge of my woods I lost my affinity for them. I also realize that yes, they have to eat, but NIMBY applies here.

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    2. I'm truly sorry about the loss of your chipmunk and I know how you feel. Every year I worry about the baby rabbits. The hawks tend to go after the peaceful doves and that really upsets me because doves tend to mate for life and there is nothing more heartbreaking than listening to a mourning dove mourn the loss of a mate or offspring. The garden critter that I truly despise is the squirrel. Well, ok, I don't actually hate them but I hate them being in my yard! They bully and frighten the birds, they chew up everything they can- furniture included- and they consume too much bird food!
      It's very warm today in eastern VA and the bluebirds are busy decorating their nesting boxes. I can't wait!

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    3. Thank you. I still miss him. And how heartbreaking for those poor doves! Now I'll feel even more vindicated the next time I yell at the hawks in my woods. It doesn't deter them, of course, but it makes me feel better. As for squirrels, I agree that they can be bullies. I don't leave seeds out; I always feed the chipmunks by hand and have seen squirrels pounce on the chipmunks as they try to return to their burrows with the seeds! Even so, after the big squirrel roadkill die-off in New England last year I pity them. They have a hard life and don't even get to go "south" underground for the winter. Their tree nests look so pitiful. I haven’t yet had any issues with the red squirrels who are reportedly mean; so far they’ve been all sass.

      Lots of drama!

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  5. I love Jeep Wagoneers! They have a classic look and are large enough to schlep a few labbies around in. Lisa

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