Sunday, February 17, 2008

Coppers Hawk

My blog is suffering with all the other things going on in my life right now. Some of you may remember I mentioned that my Dad was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure last fall and has been in and out of the hospital since. We had to put him in a nursing home as Mom could no longer care for him at home, the major reason being that he is unable to get around without falling. It is a sad thing to watch. They live an hour away from me which makes it worse, but things are going as well as can be expected.

We went to see him yesterday, the sky was the most beautiful blue and the sun was out so it was a good day for a road trip. We passed a field that had no fewer than 200 wild turkeys in it, it was a corn field, with all the snow cover I am sure they are having trouble finding enough to eat, by the time we realized what we were seeing it was too late to stop to take pictures.

Early yesterday I spotted a Coppers Hawk in our yard, looking for an easy meal no doubt. I managed to get a few pictures of the hawk. He was chasing a cardinal which I was not happy about, I love cardinals.

We had more snow again today, this has been quite a winter so far. We have not had a bad winter since 2000/2001 so I guess it was time for one. At least today was a Sunday and I did not have to get out and go to work.