This morning I was working from home in our office which faces North to the #BalconyGarden. The neighborhood was filled with birds as usual.
Doves, Finches, Sparrows, Hummingbirds and Towhees are coming and going from their nest to their favorite snack spots. The youngest birds are learning how to maneuver while flying, and finding their space in the pecking order of their social environment.
When I set some bird seed out in the Balcony Garden, the neighborhood birds stop by to grab some seeds and a bit of water, then carry on with their friends.
Once in a while we’ll get quite a few birds hanging out on the electric cables in their little groups and pairs. This can be quite a noticeable occasion as they are all chirping and happily fed.
This morning’s occasion was noticed by a much larger bird, a juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk. This Hawk first landed on the wooden pole about 200 ft from the Balcony Garden.