Saturday, September 22, 2007

yesterday @ Hawk Ridge

Yesterday morning it was still raining, but I had come to see hawks -- so out the door I went.

This, mostly dead, birch tree was by my cabin -- I've never seen so many mushrooms on a tree that was still standing.

The drive up to Hawk Ridge is just beautiful!

The little bit of brightness just above the apparent horizon is the sun reflecting off Superior through the fog.

With all of the fog, there were no hawks at first -- but plenty of White-throated Sparrows.

Someone had set up this owl decoy -- apparently some of the raptors are attracted or angry with it -- it does work . . .

. . . here's one of them.

A bunch of circling raptors/hawks is known as a "kettle."