The Wiccan’s Backyard

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11 Responses to The Wiccan’s Backyard

  1. Why kind of bird is that?

  2. goodbear says:

    good coopers hawk shot!

  3. lavenderbay says:

    Urban Thought, I’d like you to meet Goodbear. Apparently it’s a Cooper’s Hawk (thanks, Goodbear!). All I knew was, it was sizeable enough that I wouldn’t want my cat playing at the foot of that tree! If it was a female, it was about 18 inches long (males are more like 15 inches) .

  4. Alyson says:

    Are they nocturnal birds L? And is it the weird light of nocturn..I mean night time or evening? Southern Hemisphericals are curious.

  5. Alyson says:

    Or is that just me?

  6. lavenderbay says:

    Falconiformes are generally diurnal, Alyson, although the best hunting is probably early morning or dusk, when the mousie critters feel safer about coming out of their holes (more fools they) . Accipiters (an Australian example is Goshawks) who eat other birds will pick ’em out of the air, so again, that would be during the day.
    As with all nature, though, there’s probably nocturnal hawks too, so please don’t use my words to win any arguments!
    In any case, the photo above was taken around noon on a grey, blustery day, so I suppose Coopy was sleeping off his breakfast.
    Zat help?

  7. almostgotit says:

    Really a wiccan’s yard? Cause if so, your photos show it would be too perfect. We have names for all our neighbors too, always have. In Toronto we lived next to the Round Family, who were, well, round and Italian and grew tomatoes (LOTS of tomatoes) in their yard. We’ve also lived next to The Mormon (who may or may not have been Mormon, but who looked just like another friend who was) and currently lived near The Poker Players, The Beautiful People, Marilyn Monroe, and The People Who Speak French To Their Dog…

  8. I guess that would make us “The People With Three Dogs And No Furniture” …

  9. lavenderbay says:

    Finally, someone who asks about the title. Thanks, Almostgotit!
    We were in “The Sacred Source” shop in Kingston, Ontario — E.g. wanted a feminine-imagery-type gift for a friend. The store, in an old part of town, sells all those mysterious fun things like polished stones and yogic background music and organic cotton oversized tee-shirts and healing herbs and, yes, books on wicca. The shop is on two levels, the second floor reached by stairs at the back (as it probably has been for a hundred years at least) . On the way back downstairs, I saw the raptor. The vines and bricked-up doorway and stone walls add to the atmosphere, I think.

    I suppose, James, although that’s verging on a redundant expression. 🙂

  10. Alyson says:

    Helps heaps 🙂

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