I live in a large city, not too far from down town, but I still get a lot of wildlife in my yard. Perhaps it’s because I have a mature garden in my backyard.
Over the years since I first landscaped my backyard and planted all of my plants I’ve gradually seen more and more birds come into my garden year after year. Everything from Cardinals to Blue Jays frequent my garden regularly, and Hummingbirds visit throughout the summer.
Earlier today I saw something that I don’t normally see in my backyard. I saw a hawk of some kind. It might even have been a Peregrine Falcon. I ran inside the house to get my Nikon binoculars so I could get a better look but by the time I got back to the backyard the bird was gone.
Whatever the bird of prey was, it was pretty big! It was sitting on top of the electric pole in the corner of my backyard – perhaps looking for mice?
Do you ever see wildlife or unusual birds in your backyard?