Take a look at the wildlife I spotted on this 20-degree morning. This hawk is a regular visitor. Her wingspan as she floats close to our huge lakeside windows makes her look like some kind of prehistoric bird.
Much of the wildlife is too shy to photograph: great blue herons fly past on lumbering wings, then land on a sandbar, to stand and stare for hours, stabbing fish and the occasional frog with their beaks... or the kingfishers that live in a nearby ravine, with nests they dig under tree roots on the red clay slopes. Birds in underground burrows is such a bizarre thought, but that is what they do. The kingfishers suddenly appear as flashes of blue and white as they skim out to catch fish.
There are a pair of foxes whose thick brushy tails look like something out of Walt Disney. Two mornings ago, they were standing on our (still green) lawn, with their tails held straight out, as they looked up at our barking dogs in the front windows.
A blue sky day on the lake,