Set 01 of My Bird Favorites
Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

One summer day I spoke to a couple who sat in front of our house for several days
They were bird watchers with a telescopic camera attached to a huge tripod
They told me that this was one of the best sites for watching hawks
Between our cottage and the Kinsman Mountain Range they had recorded over 140 hawk sightings

Hawks love to sit in the two front maples (the picture below does not show a hawk in this maple tree)
Hawks particularly love the million moles in our yard


I could get 10 years in prison for killing the bald eagle below
However, President Obama is now giving an absurd unlimited right (for 30 years) to kill bald eagles in a wind turbine
So if I put a wind turbine behind my cottage I can kill bald eagles as well as bats and any other kind of birds,
What does bald eagle meat taste like?


I think this is a cedar wax wing sitting on the wild cranberry bush in front of my desk
Usually the birds don't eat our wild cranberries until closer to the end of winter
I don't know why these berries don't appeal to them in late autumn or early winter


The Sunset Hill Golf Course borders our property on two sides

Here are some ducks that in past summers lived in a pond crossing the First and Second fairways

The golf course ducks are relatively tame because some golfers feed them

The most common bird in these mountains is the crow --- some so big they may be ravens
Crows wake us each sunrise with irritating squawking and screeching
We hate them when they haul off the frogs in our pond and our chipmonks
Here's a typical sighting of a small crow in front of my desk window

The second most frequent sightings of large birds in all seasons are the ugly wild turkeys

My water glass is reflected in the window

The geese up here are fenced in so they can be protected from the coyotes, bobcats, and Fisher cats

Our wild Fisher cats would love a goose dinner but mostly have to settle for a wild turkey dinner
In summer 2013 I was startled by a snarling Fisher cat about 50 yards away
This is very uncommon to even see a Fisher cat, let alone to have one threaten to run you down
It may have been rabid. Fortunately, after what seemed like five minutes it wandered back into the woods
Fisher Cat ---
It screams like a woman in great distress

Here's a common red tail hawk

I'm not sure what type of hawk is pictured below

We hear hoot owls almost every night in the summer
The owls also like our millions of moles

A very common bird in New England is the Downy Woodpecker

From the University of Pittsburgh
Birds of America (over 400 birds mounted online) ---
The Darlington Digital Library (bird photographs) ---
Audubon Magazine - Multimedia ---


More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

Forwarded by my friend Jagdish Pathak at the University of Windsor in Canada

The lines of World renowned Poet and also a Nobel laureate, Rabindra Nath Tagore.
 He wrote (copied from Wikipedia English translation of original Bengali poem)

If they answer not to thy call walk alone,
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
O thou unlucky one,
open thy mind and speak out alone.

If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
O thou unlucky one,
trample the thorns under thy tread,
and along the blood-lined track travel alone.

If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm,
O thou unlucky one,
with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart
and let it burn alone.

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On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

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Our address is 190 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West