~ The Wild Side of Cypress Swamp ~
For at least the past ten years, a pair of hawks have
nested here on the Cypress Knee Swamp.
Every spring I wait for them, hoping that once more
they will choose one of our trees to raise another family.
Once again, nature did not disappoint me.
When I stopped for the mail this afternoon,
I got a glimpse of movement in the tree
by the mailbox.
I grabbed my little Canon and
snapped a few pictures.
They are shy and any sudden movement
sends them flying.
I was a distance away, so the images are not
very sharp, but I was thrilled to capture these.
According to Wikipedia, hawks mate for life. I don't
know if this is the same pair, or if one or more
of the offspring has chosen to return to mate here.
We try to be as hospitable as possible. We like
having them as neighbors......one of their
favorite things to eat is a snake.
They can help themselves to all the snakes
they can catch!
No matter what is going on in the world around us,
I find comfort in the order and the magic of nature.
It never ceases to delight me!
Hope you are finding delight in nature in your neck of the woods.