Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

recovery and falconry

My long sleep and time conspired to make me feel much better today. I still feel a bit under the weather, but things turned discernibly better. I ate Kix cereal and skim milk for breakfast. At lunch, I walked in Timber Narrows Park in Murphy. The weather was cooler but less windy and thus more pleasant. I thought the day would hold little interest, when I saw a small accipter hawk in a tree. It probably was a Cooper's Hawk, though it looks a fair bit like its near cousin, the small Sharp-Shinned Hawk. I will post it on the American Birding Association "What's this Bird?" Facebook page and get more opinions.

While I watched this hawk, a nearby American Kestrel on a power line issued alarm calls. I thought that this little falcon would be unwilling to take on a hawk,
but it soared on its swallow-length raptor wings and the hawk took off. Score one for falcon power. For lunch I had a turkey sandwich on wheat and baked chips.

After work, my wife had a dinner with some alumna of her high school. I stopped by KFC for grilled chicken, a taste of cole slaw, green beans and a biscuit. Now I am watching an episode of "Shadowhunters", grateful for health rebounds and a good federal court system.

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