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~Signs of Autumn

“Autumn paints in colors Summer will never see.” ~ 

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~ John Donne

The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.” ― Laura Jaworski.

“No season appeals to the eyes as much as autumn; no season touches the souls as much”

“Autumn has arrived. I hear it in the whispering of leaves.” ― Anujj Elviis.

“Autumn is the time when Nature takes her watercolor to the trees.” ― Laura Jaworski.

 

“When gifts are given to me through my camera, I accept them graciously.” ~ Minor White

~Friday’s Feathered Friend

September 2021

This gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk was flying over my house and decided to land at the top of this pine tree. Lucky for me! He/She sat there for the longest time looking for lunch. After awhile it flew off to hunt somewhere else.

~2021 Fall Hawk Migration is under way be on the lookout for them! Here is a nice site to checkout!

https://www.hawkmountain.org/visit/events/autumn-hawk-migration

~About the Red-tailed Hawk (taken from the web)…

The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey that breeds throughout most of North America, from the interior of Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies. It is one of the most common members within the genus of Buteo in North America or worldwide.

The red-tailed hawk is one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the “chickenhawk”, though it rarely preys on standard-sized chickens. The bird is sometimes also referred to as the red-tail for short, when the meaning is clear in context. Red-tailed hawks can acclimate to all the biomes within their range, occurring on the edges of non-ideal habitats such as dense forests and sandy deserts.

The red-tailed hawk occupies a wide range of habitats and altitudes, including deserts, grasslands, coniferous and deciduous forests, agricultural fields, and urban areas. Its latitudinal limits fall around the tree line in the Arctic and the species is absent from the high Arctic.

It is legally protected in Canada, Mexico, and the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The 14 recognized subspecies vary in appearance and range, varying most often in color, and in the west of North America, red-tails are particularly often strongly polymorphic, with individuals ranging from almost white to nearly all black.

Happy Birding!