Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Kestrels Return

These are the sights I am seeing daily from my window
at work and in the ally and across to the top of the
building next door.

So far both Male and Female are hanging out at all these
different locations during my work day.
The Female on top of the building next door... right after a
meal I would bet. You can tell by her puffed up appearance.


The beautiful Male in the top of the tree watching.

On any day now you can look out and see the Male
The Female

Or both of them in the top of 'The Tree'

Sometimes far apart and at other times they are close together.
It's a photographer's paradise because they are establishing
their territory and hang around for hours and are not scared
away even if you walk under the tree.

Day before yesterday I caught the Female with a mouse...
click and you will see the tiny little feet of the mouse in the
crack of the wood.



She was screaming and moved to the top of the pole to finish her
meal.


You can see fragments of the mouse clinging to her beak
At lift off I got the full picture of the mouse.


Check out that bulge in her crop after eating.



The lightening rod next door is a favorite look out both for the
Male
And for the Female



You will see many pictures of the pealing fading
building where the Male is checking out the nest site
from last year.


These last two pictures were snapped by my friend
Barb. Thank you for letting me use them!
No copulation yet, but I hope to catch it soon..
Aren't they a handsome couple?

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

video

Long Live the Irish!!!

I'm not Irish but like to decorate for the seasons....so
I decked out my Playhouse for St. Patty's Day. Now if I
just drank beer and ate corned beef and cabbage I would
really be into the Irish Tradition!!


I even got my birds in on the act this year.I hope you
watched my video I made in honor of St. Patrick.. The star is a
crazy 'Nuthatch' who was defending some peanuts from
another bird on the feeder... Watch him dance!!
Oh! And Happy St. Patrick's Day to all you Irish folk and
even those who aren't.

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