I was sitting at my desk, working on the computer when the crows started to scream. "Well, i know where my cats are," i think, as the crows always scream at the cats when they are outside in the daytime.
But the screaming went on and on, and it was LOUD. I turned around after about 10 minutes of this, and saw that both of my cats were on my bed, following their usual strenuous daytime routine. They were sleeping.
So i walked out on the balcony of my bedroom, and saw that the crows were circling around the big pine tree next to the house. Finally i spotted the object of their concern:
Isn't he (or she) gorgeous? I took a bunch of pictures of his backside, before he deigned to turn his head and look at me with one beady eye. He stayed there for the rest of the day, until dusk, about 4 hours. And the crows screeched and dive bombed (dove bombed?) him the whole time. He didn't even seem to notice them.
There are several bald eagles that live around here. I can always tell it's one of them when i see them flying around because of their size. This picture doesn't really convey the size of this bird. (If you click on the picture you can see him better.)
I feel priviledged that he chose to sit in my tree, like i had been visited by an Indian spirit.