"United we bargain, divided we beg."

Friday, June 25, 2010

Grass and Raptors

The neighbors are haying their 100 acre field. It smells like heaven around here... is there a better smell than fresh hay curing in the sun?

Apparently, there is, although I can't smell it. I've never seen so many raptors in my life. Dozens of hawks, vultures, and eagles have been swooping over the field for the last few days, drawn by all the little grass creatures that met their doom when the combine ran over them. I feel sorry for the rabbits, mice and snakes, but I do love to watch the birds.

I have seen several juvenile bald eagles, which is pretty cool.


Olive said...

Here we have wedge tail eagles. I love to watch them hovering over the landscape on the thermal air currents. They seem to hang in the air.
You are so lucky Aimee, to live in such a beautiful spot.

Aimee said...

Don't I know it! Today was a gorgeous day and I spent it outside basically thanking God and enjoying every minute. I am very blessed to live here.

AnyEdge said...

This is one of the things that it is nicer not to tell your vegetarian friends (at least, those ones who do it to avoid the killing in mass produced food). I have read that more than 100,000,000 small mammals are killed in the harvest of grain every year in the USA.

Aimee said...

Bro good thing too! Otherwise we'd be completely overrun

AnyEdge said...

Either overrun, or they'd eat all the grain and then gruesomely starve.

polly's path said...

how PRETTY. I have location envy really bad right now.