Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nature Visits Suburbia

In addition to the many birds and squirrels in my little neighborhood, we seem to have a family of bunnies who scour my back yard regularly, looking for food. On occasion, I have sent The Boy outside with some tasty crumbs of stale bread or the leavings in the cereal box which, while being too meager to fill a bowl for breakfast, is more than enough to satisfy the hunger of the occasional robin, tree squirrel or roving rabbit. My only concern for the bunnies is the pair of hawks that seemed to have moved into the area. They look quite majestic, soaring overhead seemingly without effort as they ride the air currents. The larger one looked slightly less majestic the day it perched on the nearby utility pole, tearing some hapless prey apart.