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:
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 eating in Bent Tree
June 20, 2017 – Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed
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.
The following pictures were taken on December 1st. There were five turkey buzzards (vultures), a hawk, and a crow. Together, they were causing quite a ruckus. Appropriately, they were hanging around the designated “Bird Habitat Area”.