Monday, October 24, 2011

First one of the year

Today, as I drove up to my house from taking HARVEY to vet for another exam, I saw a large raptor soaring around. Imagine my surprise when I realized it was a Rough-legged Hawk, the first one I've seen this season. They usually don't get down here from above the Artic Circle until sometime in November so either this one has very itchy feet or the weather and food supply is very bad up there.

Unfortunately I didn't have my camera along and by the time I drove the short distance to my house it had flown away. I wonder if this means we're going to have a hard winter too?

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