The Seneca Rocks and a Sharp-Shinned Hawk
A 1.5 mile to the top North ridge, a moderate hike that gets your heart to disclose it's location and mood. Lots of old Oak trees form a dense canopy that shield most sunlight or rain.
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At ridge level along the mountain "backbone" a wicked view awaited . A highly visible sign warns about the current death toll of 12. Both sides of the vertical strata were flanked by more than 800 foot drops.
Tired of birds hitting our large glass windows, both intentionally (challenging the reflection) or by mistake, which, usually ends in tragedy for the avian projectile, I decided to carve a realistic Sharp-Shinned hawk decoy hoping to scare the heck out of the trespassers. Upon confronting the first test subject to it, our very small dog, highly determined growling ensued. The birds reaction wasn't that evident.