The next year Momma Hooter nested again in our tree and hatched one little one. Sad do say it fell out of the nest and did not survive.Some excellent pictures in this thread. Jim. I remember that thread. It was a good one.Did you ever see Louie again after you cut him loose?
We saw our first "Flicker" a type of woodpecker this week.When we first moved into our now home, to the south was grassland and farmland. Not far off were a couple of old cottonwood trees. We had a great horned owl and several red tailed hawks in the area at that time. As the development filled, the owl was gone first, then the hawks. At one time, I watched a hawk take one of the small birds near our feeder and sit on my lawn eating it. Gross, but still made me realize what survival really means. We don't have many rabbits here. 😎
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This is a lazy hawk we had in the back yard for a while. He would land on top of the feeder and expect the birds to fly to him. He eventually figured out that the other birds were pretty smart and stayed away. So he started sitting in the top of the pine trees and waited.