Migratory birds coming back from South and Central America into the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to show there wings here. Today,I saw HUGE flocks of the cedar waxwing up in the Live Oaks on Carrollton Avenue. Right on time they are,always see them the second or third week of February. They nibble on berries and seeds,high up in the trees. What I love about these birds is that they do this thing where one bird takes a berry or a seed and passes it down to the next bird on the branch,and so on. Utterly fascinating.(their Mama's taught them how to share!)
Wonderful Casimira. Although we have much milder weather (in the 70 degrees F all this week) we also have migratory birds. Right now some of the hummingbirds are back and we can tell because Mr. T63 is busy with the sugar water.
We have a red tail hawk that is living in our tree out front. We haven't seen Him(Her, I think) for a while because the pigeons and other birds are hanging around more. One day we noticed a bunch of feathers under the tree and found this:
We think that he might be migrating, but not sure but we know he usually comes back. He was here last year as a juvenile and came back this year. He has a wing span of about 6 feet and he has dive bombed us once when we were backing the Corvette out of the garage. Will let you know if he comes back.
Last Edit: Feb 16, 2010 20:07:40 GMT by traveler63
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