I got up early and left the house to walk to work. Took the long way and just about hit my daily goal by the time I arrive. I was at 4.7/Miles. Throw in the back and forth around the office and then the walk home I am just about at 9/Miles for the day.
As I was walking to work and almost out of the Park and to get on 8th street. I could see this red headed bird head bopping up and down. At first I thought it might be a pheasant or a turkey. As I started walking through the grass it took off. Turns out it was a red headed buzzard. This is the first one I have seen around here. As I approached to take its picture I caught a whiff of something decomposing.
The buzzard had been picking at a dead dear. If it is still there tomorrow I will claim the head. Oh don't go freaking out. I have about 5 skulls in the backyard under a tree. So I need to make sure I pack a couple of trash bags tonight.
This evening I was sitting in the backyard and the blue jays were going ape shit and squawking up a storm. When we went to look a Hawk was sitting in there nest eating a baby chick. Candy three a couple of pine cones at it and it flew off with the chick in its clutches.