This is the first Rose Breasted Grosbeak I've seen in a couple years! He was just sitting there on the ground and I'm sure glad my camera was close by so I could get these pics of him. But along came a hawk and swooped down through there. I'm not sure if the little Grosbeak got away or not. I sure hope so because they are rare around here.
A huge hawk flew into that squirrel's nest that the mother squirrel had abandoned. He was looking for something to eat in there. Then he flew off before I could get a picture of him on the nest. You can just see him through the tree leaves where I circled it. Then along came the crows to defend their territory. They sure chased that hawk around for a while. They actually attack these hawks in mid air. The hawk flew off. I don't like seeing them get my squirrels but they do. I saw one the other morning back in the woods. He swooped down and took a squirrel. Sure am glad I didn't see it up close. It was probably a young one.
These are a couple of the young squirrels hanging around here now. I still haven't seen the ones that were in that nest. Not since they followed their mom to another area.