I let the chicks out this morning to maraud a little in the back yard. Then I put them back up. I had some errands to run and did not want to leave them out. Good thing, because when I looked out my window when I got back - I saw this hawk sitting on the handle of the old wheelbarrow grooming himself.
Here are some closer looks. When he flew away the chicks went into a panic, so I went out to be sure they were all right. I found a pile of sparrow feathers - no bones or anything else, just fresh feathers. I'm sorry about the sparrow, but sure glad it wasn't one of our chickens!
There is a big area not far from us that had been wooded. It has been cleared off recently, and my guess is that has moved some of these woodland creatures over into our subdivision. I only hope there's nothing bigger headed our way. LOL
Hugs and kisses,