Big Birds
Wednesday April 27th 2011, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

Nope, no knitting. Another sore throat,  another fever, more resting, fourth round this year, kinda gets old.

But. I got to see one of my hawks, tail and wings wide, swoop down from above the awning–and its nemesis, the taunting big black squirrel, instead high-tailing it for cover under the table. Meantime, a dove freaked, ricocheted off the window then the awning, shedding a few feathers, and then flew a bit lopsidedly out of there–straight to the waiting hovering Cooper’s.

They both gained just enough altitude before surely the last moment that I didn’t have to see, nothing but two birds about to become of a feather.

By the way, if you ever need a project frogged, get the beginnings of the ball going and I’ll be glad to experiment with playing catch out there sometime…

Meantime, Clara (peregrine wingspan 41″) was seen today at San Jose City Hall decisively escorting a juvenile golden eagle (wingspan 79″) away from her babies and the heck out of there. You don’t mess with the mama.

I’m saying that loud enough for the germs to hear.

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Hope you feel better soon.
I love watching huge birds too. Can not usually do it from my window, but we see them when we go into the woods – just across the street.

Comment by Henya 04.27.11 @ 9:49 pm

Oh, rats! So sorry the germs found you. They should know that your own infinite-wingspan-goodness will knock ’em down pronto! That’s my wish for you. Hope you wake up feeling all better tomorrow. Take care.

Comment by DebbieR 04.27.11 @ 9:51 pm

Do feel better soon! Love hearing about the birds. Mother Nature sure is wonderful!

Comment by Joansie 04.28.11 @ 5:42 am

Enuff, already.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.28.11 @ 6:50 am

So sorry you aren’t feeling well. Sounds like you need some sunshine Vitamin D. I’ll be sending good thoughts and prayers your way so you’re well enough to hug Parker.

Comment by Jody 04.28.11 @ 6:50 am

bummer — not fair for you to be sick!

hope you’re feeling better soon — sending you a gentle hug

Comment by Bev 04.28.11 @ 8:46 am

No, no, no! Germs not allowed! Out!

Yeah, do not mess with mother anythings!

Comment by Don Meyer 04.28.11 @ 9:04 am

Feel better soon – like… already?

Comment by Channon 04.28.11 @ 11:49 am

My kid has had the mystery sore throat (understatement) in Feb and March, and went back for another set of “blood tests” yesterday. Why, you ask? Because she was sick last week but the doctor’s office was closed from last Fri through Tues. She’s fine now, and I’m, not even sure what the blood tests are looking for.She was so sick last month that she lost 7lbs and couldn’t even swallow her own saliva. (Yes, I picked up drool tissues and supplied popsicles. But today she was well enough to shop in Ballymena and I hope you’ll feel better soon, although the goal of dress shopping in a place like Ballymena is a bit pathetic.)

Hang in there. Hope the popsicles are tasty.

Comment by LynnM 04.28.11 @ 1:58 pm

Ah yes, the creeping crud, sore throat ,fever, nasty stuff , lots of fluid, mega chicken soup,things with onions and garlic(natures antibiotics)tea with lemon and honey.Sunshine, the warmth will kill those beasties.Get rid of tooth brushes and anything that will harbor those nasty critters.Prayers are sent along with hugs and a box of kleenexs.

Comment by kristy phipps 04.28.11 @ 2:57 pm

Get better!!! That’s an order!! (Said lovingly.)
Yes and do take some Vitamin D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come look at my blog and see some flowers! 🙂 Hope they make you smile a little. 🙂

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 04.28.11 @ 4:28 pm

Heck, it seems you’ve done your duty as patient already this year. I hope you are quickly on the mend and feeling better. And I’m glad your eyes aren’t sore, so you can still watch the birds.

Comment by twinsetellen 04.28.11 @ 8:48 pm

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