has not been rearranged by the hand of man."
My good friend, Jake, emailed me and corrected my identification of these hawks. Here's what he wrote:
I jumped on your blog briefly and noticed the hawk pictures you have up on your "Nature is good company" page. I just thought I'd let you know that all of those hawks are actually of the same species. They are called Cooper's Hawks. The thing that probably threw you off was the color difference between the mature bird (rust colored breast with bluish back) and the more plain colored immature birds. The immature Cooper's Hawks will molt out this summer and grow new feathers that will look just like that pretty tiercel (male) you got pictures of.
which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright."
~Henry David Thoreau
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy, while cares
will drop off like autumn leaves.