Saturday, February 28, 2009
Backyard birding #2
It's great to have birds in our yard again! Spring is on the way--I'm so happy.
The robins have been eating the remaining rowan berries--I'm surprised we still have so many on the tree, and lots of berries are falling on the ground too.
This morning C and I saw some new birds eating berries--Cedar Waxwings!
We managed to get a few pictures through the window.
In January I had a different kind of backyard birding experience--I was looking out the window while on the phone, and saw a Merlin falcon swoop down and capture a robin. It landed on the snow in front of the window, robin in its talons. After a few seconds it flew off, carrying its prey with it. A few feathers were left behind, and that was it.
Merlin falcon photo from here