Speaking of predators, here was today's guest at the bird feeder. Hubby is putting together the video footage, but a picture will have to do for now.
No lack of activity in our backyard habitat. This fellow almost caught a squirrel that was raiding the feeders. The squirrel managed to escape. I think the hawk's eyes were bigger than his stomach. Or his talons. It was one of those moments where I didn't know who to root for. The squirrel was eating my birdseed, but I wouldn't want him to be dinner for the hawk. Contrariwise, I feel bad that the hawk lost a meal. Perhaps I should put out mouse pops along with the bird seed. Or maybe I could just leave the shrews that Dusty catches for the hawk.