Monday, March 12, 2007

FC to Vienna - tree trimming and hawks!

Well, the trail is clear, the weather was gorgeous, and people are slowly starting to emerge from their winter burrows. There was a crew trimming trees along the trail, near mile 10, as I recall. Not completely blocking the trail, but blocking one lane. It's that time of year, so keep your eyes peeled all along the trail for trimming.

Just east of Park Street, I saw a red-shouldered hawk alight in a tree. Stopped to watch for a moment, when he was joined by another one. After a few moments, the second one flew off to another tree, where they apparently have a nest. It looked like she might be feeding young, but it's kinda early for that, so maybe not.