Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Red Tail Hawk in the Back Yard -- Post 511 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

In August 2014, I was looking out the back yard sliding door and saw a red tail hawk swoop down and attack a pigeon on the ground.  He feasted on it for a minute, then grasped it in his talons, and flew up to the western wall of our yard.  I slowly opened the door, and walked outside, and eventually got within about ten feet of the hawk standing on the wall.  Here are two photos I took while the hawk was on the wall:

The hawk is beautiful.  I see them all the time soaring over the trees on the west side of our yard.  The wall is on a rise of about 40 feet over the houses below, so there is an updraft there - perfect for the hawks.  The hawks sometimes chase the smaller birds that gather at our bird feeders near the house but they never seem to catch them.  We also have large crows around the neighborhood.  For several years, we had a flock of parrots making noise every morning, but they seem to have died off.

This is part of MY family history!

More photos next week!


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