Sunday, January 21, 2007

Backyard Hawk

By Rick Pearcey

This hawk visited our backyard this morning. It appears to be either an immature Red-Tailed or Red-Shouldered Hawk. The photo is enhanced to bring out color and definition.

As I post this entry, snow is just beginning to fall here in Northern Virginia (the first of the winter). Our son Michael is celebrating by taking Copper outside (our Min-Pin Copper is head of office security at The Pearcey Report and Pro-Existence).

Meanwhile, audio from a "Hank the Cowdog" CD (The Kitty Cheater) in the background cautions listeners, "Don't get your news from a chicken." Perhaps this explains the rise of talk radio.

Hawk experts and bird-watchers generally are welcome to help further specify the identity of this beautiful bird.

Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report.