Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Watching behavior

There's no way to predict what will be seen in the park, but the creature behavior is an indication of what's going on. I brought brazil nuts to see if the squirrels would enjoy that treat. They did, but every one of them took the nut and ran up a tree to dine. I knew there had to be hawks in the vicinity. A squirrel on a limb or side of a tree is very hard for a hawk to snag.

There were lots of hawks around, the immature hawks who are still honing their hunting skills. I feel sorry for them, because they try so hard to catch a meal, but soon enough they will be proficient hunters. I'll blog yesterday's observations in two parts. This blog will include one up-the-tree diner and the young hawk.

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