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Monday, January 17, 2011


Can you see him/her? It's a youngster......just sitting, looking, thinking, scoping.....such an awesome creature.
If you click on the picture you should be able to get a closer look. It sat and let me take pics.

About a week after taking the above pictures my husband and I came home and drove up to the chicken pen to unload feed. My heart sank when I looked over and saw this hawk in the pen! Feathers were everywhere and I just knew it had killed my last little banny hen. But, to my relief it had caught and killed a dove. My pen fills with birds in the mornings and evenings with all sorts of birds. They come in to eat with the chickens. I didn't have my camera so I took the below pictures with my cell phone...a horrible substitute.
I tried to catch it, I do NOT recommend anyone to ever do this! I had something to throw over it but it's beak and tines tore right through into my hand. I let it calm down and blocked the door so the chickens wouldn't get out but was able to coax the hawk out the door. To this day we have no idea how it got in.

A beautiful bird! An awesome bird! It was so sweet to be so close to it.Hawks are protected, so please don't kill them, after all, we for the most part are in their territory and they are predatory animals. They don't kill for the fun of it...just for survival.

Until next time!


  1. OHMYGOSH! Julie that is amazing. They are awesome creatures and so beautiful. But they are fierce predators. I'm glad this one didn't get any of your chickens. So beautiful to behold though..... Great pictures! XXXOOOO

  2. Thanks Penny!
    I honestly don't know where my comments keep dissappearing to! I commented back to you back in January and it's gone again! grrrr.....
    I'm so glad it didn't get any of my chickens either! I've lost enough of them to raccoons and dogs!
    (((HUGS)))) and ~~~Kisses~~~~