Friday, July 15, 2011
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 14, 2011. Yesterday, I caught sight of a squirrel quietly eating native Blue Elderberries on Corralitas Drive. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
The squirrels used to be much noisier a few weeks ago, before the Red Tailed Hawk fledglings left the nest. The squirrels chattered incessantly throughout the neighborhood. The Red Tail parents have been seen feeding the youngsters a few squirrels every day.
The other day, I watched the larger of the young hawks clumsily attempt to catch a squirrel on a telephone wire above the Red Car Property. The hawk was unsuccessful. I guess that's why the squirrels' tails are looking really ratty lately.