Friday, August 1, 2014

The One that Didn't Get Away

Last Monday I had to pay someone to remove a dead mouse that had crawled in through the dryer vent and managed to die in the dryer exhaust vent inside the house.  YUCK!!!!!  I was so hoping that the many hawks around here would have caught him first.

Just last week I saw this one sitting in the park for nearly an hour enjoying the view:


Yesterday two baby hawks were arguing over a branch in the birch tree out front.  Today I walked into my kitchen and saw a 'flash'.  At first I thought that some danged deer had managed to penetrate Fort Hammond.  Oh no, it was a hawk with lunch:



He moved from the bridge to the trellis:


I am thinking he has caught a baby possum.  That is perfectly fine with me.  I wonder if he fancies raccoon?

Whilst on the trellis he/she was communicating with another hawk in the spruce tree:


They both ended up flying off, but not before Mr. Hunter left his unfinished lunch on the trellis.  With every fly in a ten-mile radius descending, I threw the entrails over the fence.  They can come back and finish it up later on.

2 comments:

  1. Great pictures of these hawks!!! I love it even with the entrails hanging down (why am I think about haggis all of a sudden). It seems they will help with the mouse population but people better be careful with their pussy cats and little doggies

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  2. Love the hawk pix. They are wonderful birds. My sin-law loves to paint pictures of raptors of all kinds. Not very nice of Mr. Hunter to leave you the remains.

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