Yesterday I was out in the yard working to the constant sound of our squawking girls. For some reason they were totally spooked. No less than a dozen times I went to their coop to check on them and hush then to no avail. The boys got home from school and then about ten minutes later big brother came upstairs to inform me that there was a falcon in our tree. I was pretty sure that big brother was confused as to the species of bird. Big brother requested the use of my camera with the zoom lens and low and behold he was correct. The falcon sat pretty for our exploring pleasure for more than thirty minutes. The beauty and awe of the falcon had all of us memorized. Big brother kept trying to get closer and closer to snap pictures!