Lucky day

While returning home from Dads and about 3 blocks away from our
house I spied a hawk spiraling in a tight circle close to home.
When I arrived home and jumped out of the car for a look, it was
gone. Or so I thought.

Went in the house and grabbed the camera, checked the settings,
opened the back door, and saw this.

Turned out the hawk settled in a tree not 30 yards from the
back door. The hawk seemed calm so I got closer and took another
shot. The bird was still calm so a few shots were taken before
venturing even closer.

The hawk stayed in the tree quite a while watching me watching
him. Which cause me to wonder, what does a predatory bird with a
4 foot wingspan eat? Surely not people? Yet I got the feeling
the bird was hungry and sizing me up.

Turned out I had no worries as the hawk took flight to find
prey elsewhere. And out of all that I got lucky enough to get
a few good shots of our neighborhood predator. When I finish
this it will be research time to see if hawks get hungry, or
mad enough, to attack people. As always, you can click on the
pictures to enlarge them if you wish.

Hope today was lucky for you also. Enjoy our Tuesday. Now for
some coffee and a Snicker’s.
Comments are always welcome.

5 Responses to Lucky day

  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    It could be the hawk was looking to work for you. I had that happen a number of times, on one of my late brothers’ farm, and at a Highland Games, where the hawk spread its wings and danced sideways back and forth. The handler said the hawk wanted to hunt for me.
    Feed your hawk buddy a prosciutto and provolone hero. 😉

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Brittius,
    thanks for the reblog. I never thought of trying to feed him as I was
    too busy focusing. I’ll try your idea next time though.

  3. Brittius says:

    You’re welcome.
    The falconer had told me, if you take a garage push broom, hold it in the air, the hawk could fly to it, and you might have a bird of prey. I don’t know about anything from that point, because they might call you lefty if you try to physically try to touch it.
    About feeding the bird, I say that because if your place is in the bird’s hunting patrol area, feral cats are on its menu.
    Maybe a couple pieces of bologna, torn and placed in a pile, like a gut pile, would be okay. Cats can finish up if the bird doesn’t want it.

    You can name the bird, “Gasket”.

  4. cruisin2 says:

    Brittius,
    these birds have some talons on them that tell me I was about as
    close as I care to get. In the past 2 years I have seen a hawk in this
    tree twice but am not sure how often it’s there. When I see it again
    the bologna trick sounds worth a try, and Gasket sounds like a great name. Thanks for the ideas.

  5. Brittius says:

    You’re welcome.

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