We've seen this fellow dashing past and perching on nearby wires. He's always watching everything going on around him.
Here are some "cool facts" about the Cooper's Hawk from The Cornell Lab:
You can learn more about the Cooper's Hawk and hear their calls by visiting The Cornell Lab's website.
Bald & Beautiful!
Look who's back in the nest! A pair of Bald Eagles are nesting just a few miles away.
It is easy to spot the nest from the road, because it is huge!
Here are some "cool facts" about the Bald Eagle from The Cornell Labs
Maybe we'll even catch sight of some hatchlings this year! Fingers crossed!
The Signs are Here
It appears that hibernation is done
and spring is starting!
The chipmunk has reappeared after tucking in for the winter. He was out collecting seeds, despite the cool (-11°C) morning temperatures. He sat pretty still for several minutes and allowed his photos to be taken. It is highly suspected that he only allowed the photos in order to ensure his presence was noted so that peanuts may be paid in respect.
We had all of the basement windows tested for security today. They passed!
Despite this fellow's cuteness, it was a little disconcerting to have him testing the screens, especially when you're in the room and look up to see him trying to get in! He hung around for a while testing the windows. He had a drink in one of the puddles in the field, then wandered back to the woods at the back of the property. Not sure what brought him out. He didn't get into anything and sure wasn't shy. Maybe the brisk winds woke him and brought him for the visit.
World Wildlife Day
Today is World Wildlife Day! Here at Bentpath Getaway, we get a front row seat (even a kitchen seat) view of some incredible creatures! We have wooded area at the side and back of the property and we sometimes get to glimpse the wildlife that call it home. We've shared photos of some of the birds that come to the house and a skunk or two. We've seen, but not had a chance to photograph deer, rabbits and voles here, too. We know that there are coyote and possible fox in the area, by the footprints that have been left in the snow, but haven't been able to catch sight of them (yet). As spring approaches, some more of the wild birds are returning. We've heard them, but they are keeping out of sight.
Today is a great day - beautiful and sunny. It's the perfect type of day to get out and see what wild life we can see and celebrate!
Thank you for joining us on this adventure!