What do you do when a couple of feet of
snow and 45+ MPH winds decide to stop by for the weekend here in Colorado
Springs?! READ BOOKS and DRINK HOT
TEA, of course! Hot baths, coffee, and chocolate chip cookies are also popular
when the Old Man Winter comes to town. We (including the two
canine kids) did venture out on an "around the loop" adventure
but only made it half-way. The snow was too deep!
This is a picture of a Northern Goshawk. He flew into our yard the morning after the blizzard, bringing his breakfast (a pigeon) with him. The magpie (left) wants a bite too, please! The hawk returned the next morning in a repeat performance. This type of hawk is not common in Colorado Springs. This older adult male was probably driven down from the high country by the blizzard and forced to prey on the birds gathered at neighborhood feeders.
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