Thursday, July 26, 2012

Birds of a Feather

Fancy water parks attract lots of visitors as the thermometer tops 100-plus for yet another summer day. We may not have a wave pool or slipper slide, but our backyard water hose attracted a visitor last weekend.

It's so hot and dry that the hawk continued his backyard bath with only a glance over his shoulder as I came out the door to take his photo. I might not be threatening, but the screech and dive-bombing of sparrows had him retreat to the electric line.

It didn't make much sense to me that the big old hawk was scared of some tiny little sparrows. Randy says they were probably protecting their nests and thought the hawk was a threat. So they teamed up to harass the interloper.
But even annoying sparrows couldn't keep him from returning for more enjoyment at the County Line Water Park.
Our yard has been a thoroughfare for a family of turkeys, too. They, however, didn't want to pause for a photo op and scurried away as I returned from a morning walk.
I like the backyard visitors and all. But they can't beat these two for guests at the County Line.
Jill and Kinley - July 22, 2012


  1. Crazy people that we are, we seeded two areas with Bermuda grass seed in the middle of a the sprinklers are seeing a lot of action. The birds love it. We just hope they don't think the grass seed is for them!

    1. We have some new grass, too, seeded where we took out old trees and added the new ones. It's not looking so good, even with all the watering.