I think I know who is to blame. The amateur experts tell me it is a Juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk. Maybe!
At the very least they fight fair and don't use guns or bows and arrows. The Saw-whets don't spend much time on the ground, nor do most of our birds.
I've recovered 10 bird bodies last year. Two I took and released.
I have hauled out more frog bodies from the goldfish pond. I hope that is all. I'm not sure I can deepen it, it's 3' in the deep end. I'll look into a bubbler or heater. I feel awfully defeated.
I'm glad I brought some goldfish into the house for winter.
|Juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk|
|Juvenile hawk at the goldfish pond|
|hawk at the feeder|
|Frog pond melting|
-no sign of the Muskrats, but the Wood ducks are back!
I was happy to spot 6 Redpolls in the dead cherry tree. (It succumbed to the long winter last year, only 2 or 3 branches grew leaves.)