The last two days the girls and I have played outdoors, the weather has just been extraordinary, sun shining and the temperatures plus 4.
We have 3 bird feeders and with the gorgeous weather our fine feathered friends have been eating non stop.
They empty their feeders twice a day. I asked the girls to help me fill them this afternoon, knowing full well there would be a show in a matter of minutes. We enjoy our birds, we live near a river, have a lot of shrubs around us so we have a great variety. The girls have learnt to pick out the type of bird using a beautiful bird book given to them by their special Aunt H.
We hung up the feeders and went to the deck, sure enough, the birds started to come , the show was about to begin, oh we had no idea.
About 5 minutes into our bird watching a Sparrow Hawk flew into the flock of sparrows , clutched one in his talons and gave in a quick shake and flew off to a pine in the next yard.
Standing in shock, all quiet until Jill let out a shriek and started to cry. Jen on the other hand started to get angry and told me she was going to get that bad bird. I am still standing with my mouth open, total shock to what I have just witnessed.
We went in , I explained nature and that the hawk had to eat.
Some life lessons can be so hard especially when your 3and 5.