I had to go to work an hour early yesterday, well before the agency opened. My agency is housed in a six story former college dorm. It is surrounded by tall spruce and pine trees. I noticed a small hawk in the top of one of the spruces as I approached the front door. It was making a real racket, screeching and flapping its wings. I heard its cry all day as it harassed the flock of crows that also hang out in the tall trees. It zoomed past my window a couple of times. I am not sure if it was a Kestrel or a Merlin. We have both of them here. Work has been pretty stressful, and that little hawk was a real day brightener for me. I hope it is nesting nearby and I get to see it all spring.
What has been a day brightener for you lately?