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Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017


Posted Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 9:02 AM

This morning started out with a bang. A bang against our sliding glass door, but this time it was not cause by our flying cat or one of our visiting songbirds. This was caused by a visiting Kestrel trying to compete with our cat.

She/He was so busy trying to catch a bird that it flew straight at the house. Luckily it was pulling up to stop before it hit, so there was no permanent damage, but I rushed out and scooped it up before our cats inflicted more of their own style of damage.

After a few minutes, it was ready to go. I felt like a falconer, throwing it into the air. It flew to one of our tall trees and sat there completing its' recovery and maybe watching me to figure out why I had helped.

Since I was out and we are expecting rain/snow/ice I decided to bring in more firewood and that bird just sat there watching me until I had finished 20 minutes later. Of course it could have been just waiting for me to get out of the way for its' breakfast, but I prefer to think differently.

Oops, I gorgot to feed the birds. Gotta go.

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.