Monday, March 7, 2011

Breakfast of Champions

Up early this morning and noticed that Chuck was in the back room downstairs, thoroughly engrossed in the morning show of the Nature Channel: a hawk on the back wall having its breakfast pigeon.

It was very calm, sitting tall and bending down now and again to have a bite. A squirrel approached, sat and looked at it for a moment, and then decided that going up the walnut tree and over to the opposite wall was the way to go.

I know there are hawks in downtown Philly, building their nests on high buildings, but I've never seen one so close.

PS: Found out from Cliff:"Red-tailed hawk. Eats mice, rats, squirrels, and cats. Not Henry." Always knew there was a reason to keep the cats inside.

1 comment:

CC said...

So glad you had the camera handy.

Years ago BC (before cats) a young Red Tail
landed on my west window sill, 37 stories

(Wonder what the Squirrel had to say on his/her blog.)