Dad blamed Bald Eagle, symbol of our great United States of America just swooped past Big House and rose up to a high perch on a hay bale.
Right out front, between Big House and highway. Whoops! He just hopped down and caught a mouse. Back up now. Majestic looking, swallowing a mouse.
Tommie Rinard planted Pearl Millet out front this year to soak up some of the nitrogen eight or ten years of alfalfa had fixed into the soil. Past Thursday or Friday he made second cutting for the season. This year has turned out to be a big one for small varmints, rabbits, mice and moles. Mowing that tall thick millet uncovered a bunch of them.
Birds discovered the bounty. Crows, and then the Eagles. Swooping, landing, catching and eating. Tommy was providing a feast for gourmet hunter/scavenger birds and they put on a show for him during and after their meal.