Usually I have a lot of birds in my backyard.
I love to watch them and have since I was a child. Robins have always been one of my favorites.
I do enjoy the house finches, also.
Female house finch.
The dreaded starling in his winter feathers. They swoop in and eat everything while the little birds have to watch.
Finches waiting to eat.
Flicker. Some find him a nuisance but I like him.
But one morning I came down and no birds! Not a one! No squirrels, either. No bunnies. I wondered where everyone was.
A blurry form in the Aspen trees gave it away.
A hawk! How fun! I have always loved them, too. In this picture he is looking right at me.
Scouting my yard for fun treats...
I am dreaming of spring, my desolate backyard is calling me. My flowers remain dormant, although I am already looking for them to start growing. It will be another month before I see this. Spring to me is a new awakening, I can barely wait! What does spring mean to you?