My small nature sanctuary with all my buddies has had a very rough year. If only we would all pay close attention to the severe effects that take place when all the trees are torn down. We have seriously failed in our attempt to share this world with the entire circle of life that we All need in order to survive.
Woody and Momma are now limited on how they can come in to visit, my area is really all that’s left in this section as they just wiped out over 40 acres of forest again and pushed those animals into what is left. This means I now have Bald Eagles, Red Tail hawks, huge pack of coyotes all coming to this small sanctuary to eat.
I lost Momma Duck, and my male Flicker in the same day which led me to stopping all my feeding. This didn’t work well as we had the hottest summer here ever and the food supply was limited, add all the Fires also and it becomes very clear our nature friends need our help.
Today we are cleaning up from a week of storms and my locals are really busy, Buster is still here but has had several close calls so I have to be really creative in my feeding.
Red, the hawk is getting the nick name of sneaky Pete !!! I watch him sneak into the shrubs just before dawn waiting. Cooper is also here but Red seems to dominate.
I have a new Crow I call Jabbers that is really good at giving out the warning call when sneaky Pete arrives haha. The Stellar Jays take turns it seems dive bombing Cooper to fish him out, but they scatter when Red is around. That’s when the Crows get involved with some serious cries. But when that Eagle comes in ….you can hear a pin drop in the forest.
My point in all of this is to remind everyone that our Wildlife needs our help. Each home can help in some way and some even more. I would like to start selling my mixtures and housed I build but so many already do it. If your reading this send me a message about your thoughts good or bad.