So this lovely bird showed up yesterday morning, sitting on the fence in the front yard. He was there again this morning, though I didn’t get a good picture. Ironically, as soon as the bird left the fence this morning, not 30 seconds later, there were two chipmunks exactly where it had been perched!!! Bastards. We have become simply overrun by the little rodents (yes, I know the people up on top of Trail Ridge Road coo and ooh and ahh at the cute little buggers, and feed them and take pictures of them…but here, they die in the walls and scrabble around in the attic and take all the birdseed that I left out for the birds…bastards…). Just one more of the things causing me to be crazy, nutso, off-my-rocker, bat-guano mad.
Anyway, I’m still trying to identify the winged visitor. My first inclination was to think it a hawk of some kind, but it seems a tad bit smaller than the red-tailed hawk who lives in the “backyard.” So then I thought perhaps a kestrel. As he, or she, flew up to the tree I caught a glimpse of black and white horizontal tail feathers, so that’s another clue. I’ll work on the identification…and obviously better digital photography. I have Photoshop Elements ready to be loaded and played with. But then I got this crazy idea I needed to start blogging and any computer time I do get is spent here. So I promise…better quality photos coming. (Maybe if you open it and make it bigger, you might be able to see it better.)
Geez. I know that just doesn’t do anything for you….I mean as far as identifying the raptor. I will definitely work on that whole Photoshop deal.
Have a lovely day!!