Like Casey, I had an array of hawks too. Saturday, when I was doing yard work, I saw/heard our 2 regular immature Red-shouldereds, the resident Kestrel, a Broadwing up high, and 2 Cooper's Hawks. My husband believed he saw the latter 2 by the pond; one a juvenile, one an adult. The adult made a pass at the feeder while I was shoveling mulch 15 feet away.
That same day I swam in our little pool. I love to float on my back and look up at Vultures. In this drought, I've been joined by Barn Swallows dipping and sipping while I paddle; and that afternoon I had to wait to get in. A Kingbird was repeatedly dipping to bathe, sitting on a fence post to shake its feathers before plunging again.
I also saw a crow "anting." If that term is new to you, see http://www.birdwatchersgeneralstore.com/Anting.htm<http://www.birdwatchersgeneralstore.com/Anting.htm>
Cynthia D. Ellis
RR 1, Box 163
Red House, WV 25168
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"One very well known birder quietly kept a list of birds he was pretty sure his dog had seen."~Birding magazine, Jan/Feb 2007