Red sky at night, shepherds delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning.
I don’t think there was anything for any sailors to worry about yesterday as it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. A very cold wind from the east brought a lot of cloud first thing at 7am, but that soon cleared to leave a cloudless sky all day.
Once again I was treated to 5 minutes of a wonderful sunrise.
While I was in the garden admiring the sunrise, I saw that the Yucca flowers have now opened all the way up the flower spike, making a real statement in that part of the garden.
Just a few minutes later, after I had gone back into the kitchen, there was a whirring of wings from all the little birds on the feeder and they all vanished. A loud whooshing sound followed and this bird landed on the feeder – a male sparrowhawk.
I think it was a young one as it just sat on the feeder and looked puzzled, it couldn’t understand where all the little birds had gone to, thank goodness they were all hiding in the rose bushes and the spirea nearby!
All this excitement before 7.30am!