Saturday, June 22, 2013

I Spy A Hawk

On June 22 a Saturday I was working on one of the cars, not sure witch one, it was one of them.
I came out of the shop and these bird were cutting up, making all kind of nose.
There were mad at something, it seemed.
Started looking around in the lower parking area and found this hawk seating in the tree about 25 feet up in the tree,
As you can see He is a big guy, about 16 inch tall, with good feather color and watching the grape arbor?
The little birds would dive bomb at his head, and he would just at the last second he would turn his head and snap his beak at the little bird, and the little bird would weave around just in time and miss the beak.
So this went on for a coup of hours, then the hawk was just not there.
I thought the hawk had few off. but the little birds were still up set, and making lots of noses.
Walking back from the front of the house to the shop, the hawk came over the grape arbor with a snake in talents and fly away.
So the hawk had been watching the snake for the last few hours, to catch it, the snake was about 16 inch long.
In about another hours the hawk came back but only stayed about 30 minutes.
Pretty cool.
They have a nest on the back part of the property, I hear the young chicks, coup times a year.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Cool. I remember seeing him a few years back.