This beautiful Red Shouldered Hawk sat on a limb just beyond the edge of my back yard. The birds at the feeder did not seemed concerned and continued to come and go as usual. I saw him dive down after a mouse in the weeds. That is how I happened to seem him.
Hawk looking for lunch
Making the most of daylight
Winter Solstice near
Phot: Dwight L. Roth
Frank Tassone reminded us that we are coming up on the longest/shortest day of the year. This coming Saturday is the Winter Solstice in our hemisphere. Midwinter can only mean one thing… Spring is on the way! Our Haikai poem this week is to refer to midwinter.