Yep. That Lamb can take over for the Lion now. The sooner the better.
Earlier this morning, staring absentmindely out the second floor window while getting dressed to take out the doggles. I saw one. Then another. Kiting together. Then later, in the still-bare branches of the tall tall oak tree, rebuilding together the nest for another year. Yes, the hawks have returned for another season.
And I have nenewed hope that days of warmer weather will follow their lead.