Thursday, October 17, 2019
Observations from Nature--Being There
For some time, I've been writing my Dayspring observations and sharing them daily on Facebook...for five years now. Joseph and I ring our small gong and then drum together to greet the new day, then I settle in with a cup of hot tea and my journal to see what unfolds.
My beloved husband says those observations too need sharing...and so here is this morning's...
A flock of noisy crows converge on the hill above the Smallwood--are they mobbing their ancient enemy the owl, or merely discussing avian politics? I wish I could fly to them and ask what's up, the loud caw caw caw CAW goes on and on, for maybe 10 minutes!
And now I find it was not the owl, it was the red-shouldered hawk, who finally has had quite enough of that cacophanous harassment and streaks off screaming invective, escorted by a pair of corvids. The rest fall silent, mission accomplished--they move on to the next challenge.
Mission accomplished--or is it!? Now the hawk returns, screaming defiance--once the crows have moved on.