We have seen hawk(s) in the vicinity of our yard a few times recently, but they have always been high in the trees, or swooping quickly past. Imagine our surprise yesterday when this fella was sitting on a branch just off our deck. And he surely must have been aware of Mom taking pictures through the window, yet he stayed there for quite a while, eyes watching the small birds and squirrels nearby and looking down to the snow below. Dad wasn't home, unfortunately, because he is the real "bird person" in the family, but he identified it as a "Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk" from his books. That means he is young and maybe a bit clueless (the hawk, not Dad). Mom has uploaded a bit of video of him that shows some interesting interaction with a rather cheeky squirrel.
Oh, and after I posted about spending most of my time sleeping, yesterday, it was sunny, and I was much more perky, asking Mom to let me look out the front and back door, and following her around. Maybe I got the message from the Groundhog that Spring will be early?
Edited to add:
I have just received an email from Gracie, alerting me to the fact that today is World Cancer Day. How is it that I did not know that? Praying for a cure, and lighting a candle in memory of all who have been affected by cancer.