5-day old Red-shouldered Hawks are toilet trained:
they shoot their feces over the nest edge.
So after days of hot,
I’m in the cooler woods
hunting for bird poop on the ground; sure sign of an active nest.
Instead I find scores of tiny deer tracks,
and I sit down to marvel at this world of ours
and worry about the string of 9 straight days of 110 degrees in Phoenix.
We need a toilet-training lesson from the hawks.
Joshua Lott for NYT