Not So Early Sunday Morning

We didn’t get a really early start as we usually do, but the temperature rose above 40 which makes for a more enjoyable walk through the woods. We started before 8:00 a.m. and returned home at 10:57 a.m. Nice, long exploration on a gorgeous Sunday morning!

We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a Red-Tail Hawk although a couple Blue Jays bullied it away. Far enough, I guess, but I really want to get some amazing pictures of one of these gorgeous predators! For now, these will have to do.

We crossed over to the North side of Van Cortlandt Park and ventured into the Northeast Woods. Lovely. It seems this side of the woods is less frequented than the North Woods. Perhaps this is due to the cross-country trail that is used regularly, the horse stables, and the location of the bathroom. I don’t know the specifics, but there is a calmness I enjoy when we wander on the east side.

We walked the Aqueduct Trail to the Yonkers sign, and then headed down the hill and wandered along the golf course. I think Kenobi wants to play gold. He is intrigued by the carts and the sound of the clubs hitting the balls. He stands at the fence looking on as if to say, “Hey guys, can I play?”

We also saw chipmunks, squirrels of all colors, Blue Jays, and all sorts of other birds I cannot identify. We heard a beautiful bird song, but couldn’t see the culprit. I really need to learn more about birds. After a perfect morning with my favorite being, it’s difficult to get to my chores.

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