mississippi bayou, minneapolis


minnehaha dogpark, after quite a bit of rain.

Yesterday’s phenology: A nice day. Saw a bird attack in the morning… there was a crow flying over the neighbors house, and then suddenly another bird streaked across, hitting it. They both went tumbling to the other side of the roof and then through the neighbors yard. I went out to investigate – this was about 6:20 in the morning – but saw no sign of any bird trouble. I’ve never seen that happen before. I suppose it was a hawk, but a crow seems like a pretty big bird to take on. Before this happened, though, the crows were in an uproar out there about something. Maybe a hawk, hanging around?

Not only are there a lot of geese gathering at the pond, I noticed today, but a murder of crows in the trees. Starting to remind me of Hitchcock’s The Birds, a bit.

A good deal of Goldenrod has dried up.

Song of the day: Cow Cow Boogie, by Ella Mae Morse.

2 responses

  1. Mike – I’m really enjoying your blog – the pics and comments. I didn’t realize you were such a nature enthusiast! I like the floating rock and Mississippi Bayou — looks like high water. Do you have pictures of Minnehaha Falls – that is a place I want to see. Interesting crow attack incident — owls and crows do not get along.

    14 September 16 at 11:40 am

  2. ....

    Hi Wade!
    I’m glad you like the pictures! I wonder if it could have been an owl? It all happened too fast to say. I do have a few pictures of Minnehaha Falls in the blog – several from winter and this one – https://mtpmcg.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/minnehaha-falls-august/ – from August 2012. Probably some older ones as well. There’s a nice restaurant there – Sea Salt – during the summer.

    14 September 16 at 10:01 pm

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