Wild

Woodpecker

When the news is truly terrible and you have sent off your donation and listened with awe and respect to those hastening selflessly to the rescue, and you are wondering what, what to do next, there can be a kind of hope in observing, after the overwhelming catastrophes of nature, its small surprises. Like the downy woodpecker that just showed up on our urban patio, and the juvenile Cooper’s hawk (!)¬†on the telephone pole in the alley behind the house.¬†Although the innocent grub and the songbird would undoubtedly regard these as catastrophes.

CoopersHawk

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