Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Backyard Friends

For the past few weeks, we have noticed some visitors in our yard hanging around close to the ground. It was quite a surprise for this time of year, since this particular family usually leaves us in late spring. I guess there was a late arrival this year.

We really enjoy watching the red-tailed hawks growing up and learning to fly in the backyard. The baby is very loud and we can often hear him squawking for his mama. Tonight, I noticed the baby bird playing in the backyard sprinklers, catching some relief from the valley heat. The pictures attached were taken last week. Baby was sitting on the wall and I was taking pictures. Then Momma came over to keep an eye on her baby.

1 comment:

BruceRiley said...

So glad that you have such a wonderful experience with the wildlife in your back yard. Most people do not get the chance to see these kinds of animals up close like you. We are having a ball with Brandon and Joseph and they are settling in to the routine nicely. It will be hard to give them up in August. I will send you pictures.
Your Cousins Bruce & Lorene