The Eyes Have It

Saturday evening, I was taking pictures of a hawk while it was watching smaller birds flying around nearby.  I kept getting closer until it turned its head and started watching me instead of watching the other birds.  When it gave me “the look”, I took it to mean that I was too close for comfort and the photo session was over.  Click the photo to zoom:July 8, 2017 - Hawk in Bent Tree

July 8, 2017 – Hawk in Bent Tree

A Three Hawk Round of Golf

The following pictures were taken of three different hawks during one round of golf, yesterday in Bent Tree.  One swooped down into the rough near the creek, on the front nine, and caught what looked like a mouse. On the back nine, a hawk was sitting in a tree eating the remnants of something.  Another hawk tried to steal the meal from the one sitting in a tree, but failed and flew to another tree to sit and watch.

June 20, 2017 - Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

June 20, 2017 – Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

Scream Machine

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A couple of broad-winged hawks have been raising a ruckus in our yard over the last few weeks, screaming throughout the day. Click here to link to information from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, including an audio clip of the piercing call.

July 10, 2015 - Broad-winged hawk in Bent Tree

July 10, 2015 – Broad-winged hawk in Bent Tree