Broad-winged hawk in an oak tree across the street.
It was being noisily mobbed by robins and catbirds, with a few alarm calls from chickadees thrown in for good measure. I would not have noticed this nicely camouflaged bird otherwise. The visitor didn’t stay long.
Our house is for sale! This good home for birds could be a good home for you:
63 Mill Road, North Hampton, NH
Six days listed, 1500 views so far on Zillow. Two open houses over the weekend, plus showings Monday through Wednesday so far.
Perched atop a swamp maple at the edge of our pond, the male Red-winged blackbird keeps an eye out.
Piercing call sounds territorial.
A handsome defender. But when the seasons change he will move on.
I haven’t posted much lately because I’ve been busy yard-saling, craigslisting, cleaning and painting to get ready to put our house on the market in less than two weeks. Stay tuned.