A Three Hawk Round of Golf

The following pictures were taken of three different hawks during one round of golf, yesterday in Bent Tree.  One swooped down into the rough near the creek, on the front nine, and caught what looked like a mouse. On the back nine, a hawk was sitting in a tree eating the remnants of something.  Another hawk tried to steal the meal from the one sitting in a tree, but failed and flew to another tree to sit and watch.

June 20, 2017 - Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

June 20, 2017 – Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

Finally

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Bear coming out from behind a stump

There have been a lot of bear sightings over the last year, and many people in Bent Tree have taken some amazing bear pictures.  A few years ago, it seemed like I saw bears everywhere I went in Bent Tree.  Then I hit a long, dry spell.  Until last Monday, I hadn’t seen a bear since 2014.  On Monday, this bear appeared from behind an old stump.  I was able to grab my camera and snap a couple of pictures before the fast-moving bear went across the street and behind some trees.  The pictures aren’t great, but I’m happy.

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June 5, 2017 – Black bear in Bent Tree

 

The white squirrel population in Bent Tree…

…has increased. I saw one, then two, then three on Wednesday (see three photos below). I’ve heard that there is at least one more.

December 16, 2015 - One white squirrel in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 – One white squirrel in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 - Two white squirrels in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 – Two white squirrels in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 - Three white squirrels in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 – Three white squirrels in Bent Tree