Earlier today, this pre - Thanksgiving visitor was strolling down the sidewalk near my house -- not at all rare perhaps but unusual for me to see at ground - level! My kids tell me that our nearby middle school teams are known as the Happy Hollow Hawks because the adjacent park is full of hawks. Oh, that explains it! By the time I got outdoors with the camera he (she?) was high up in the tree.
Dan: You're going to fix him a plate, yes/yes?
Me: I was just hoping that he wouldn't swoop down and punish me for taking his photograph!
Dan: Nah, he looks mellow.
Peg: So handsome and regal.
Every season, a few of these little guys make their way
into our attic and have to be repatriated to the woods
Stopping by the back deck just to say "Hey"
Foraging Friends by Delilah Pierce