I've been working diligently to lure birds to our backyard with seed and suet. The persistence seems to finally be paying off. Apparently, enough prey is present to attract the neighborhood Cooper's hawk. The bird alighted on our neighbor's Siberian Elm, above some already flowering silver maples, as Megan, Weston, and I were enjoying Saturday's 70 degree weather.
Since I shot this picture right in my backyard while sitting on my deck with my new family, I thought it would make a great contribution to the "My Word" Meme. Go here to participate and view other images.