Thursday, December 2, 2010
Cold and Frosty...Warm, Wet, and Wild...Cold and Frosty
Later in the day the I saw a very wet hawk sitting in the locust tree, watching the bird feeder, and hoping for a quick meal. But service was slow, no birds ventured near . As the water soaked bird left to look elsewhere for his dinner, I got a glimpse of his white rump patch. That means it was a Marsh hawk also known as a Northern Harrier. They are famous for preying on smaller birds. In our garden, it pays to be wary. There's no such thing as a free lunch.
By late afternoon the temperature dropped below freezing and snow began to fall. For a long time it didn't stick, but in the end the plants returned to a light coat of frosty white. We are back to cold!