Monday, September 03, 2007


I don't know whether this bird belongs to a neighbor, escaped from an area wildlife preserve, or has been surviving on his own with the one leg. We've seen lots of raptors around here, but this is the first time I've seen one in the bird bath.

Yes, those are thistle feeders in the background for the many finches who visit our yard. You can't see the "squirrel proof" sunflower seed feeder nearby. We haven't seen any evidence, but I wonder if this one-legged visitor has been snacking at our bird feeders - and not the seeds.

He wouldn't have to. There is certainly enough road kill around here - mostly squirrels, with the occasional raccoon or 'possum, to keep him well fed.

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