Something a little different for today's Scenic Sunday post. My Sunny Side Up friend, Eve, and I went on a birding expedition in January of this year with the North Alabama Birdwatching Society. The group was allowed to tour a private farm somewhere close to Guntersville called Hawk Farm, known and named for massive amounts of hawks that nest and raise a family in this habitat. It's easy to see why. The farm parallels the Tennessee River close to Guntersville Lake offering forests of trees and towering cliffs for perching and nesting. Also, the farm crops are oh so inviting to rabbits and all manner of tasty beasties hawks love. And just look at all those temptingly convenient rows of trees nestled among the farmland and fields. Perfect outposts for hungry hawks and other raptors. What's not to love?
Well, we didn't particularly love the temperatures on this day, and we didn't see many hawks. Temperatures were freezing and the wind chill made seeing and even holding a camera very difficult. Morgan and Kayla, our daughters, chose to stay in the car and talk. Eve and I occasionally took refuge within the vehicle's sun-warmed confines as well. While the birdwatching experience wasn't one of the best the overall experience was stellar! We enjoyed the view and farm tremendously and are thankful for the experience. Thank you, Hawk Farm, once again.
Hawk Farm makes a right nice "planet," don't you think?
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