Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things 195!
Happy summer! Hope yours is going to be a relaxing one, whether you're going on a vacation or planning a staycation. Mine will be somewhat busy. A granddaughter due in a few weeks, a grandniece/nephew a month later, several birthdays to celebrate, home improvement projects to tackle, and a two-week trip back home. I'm going by myself this time and am just a little bit nervous about it.
I still find time to relax and do what I like. I find that photographing nature relieves stress. It is even better if you don't have to leave the comfort of your chair in order to do that.
That is exactly how I took a photo of this Cooper's hawk: from a chair in my sunroom. He's been returning to our yard for few days in a row, causing all the smaller birds to squawk and mob the predator or to simply disappear.
This was my first time seeing a Cooper's and in birding lingo that is called a lifer. Because of him, the barn swallows circled above our house - another lifer for me. Yay! I need to start a running list of all bird species I see. There are sooo many! I never knew how many different sparrows there are, not to mention the other birds.
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