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Hawk Visitation

The bird box in the front lawn serves as a favorite perch for surveying the landscape:

Hawk on bird box

Hawk on bird box

The chipmunks seemed fewer and farther between this summer. It’s hard to tell with chipmunks, but they seem to spend more time looking around and less time paused in the middle of the driveway.

Taken with the DSC-H5 and 1.7 teleadapter, diagonally through two layers of cruddy 1955-era window glass.

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  1. #1 by Red County Pete on 2015-10-03 - 12:16

    We had a lot of ground squirrels this spring, but I haven’t seen one in weeks. The red tailed hawks rather like them, as shown by an intense circle of bird droppings around a rather large squirrel hole. OTOH, lots of chipmunks right now, and a pair of pine squirrels. Those guys have learned that the squirrel excluder on the bird feeder will drop a shower of seeds if they climb the pole and hit the pan. Food for all, including the resident quails.