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Offline Tina

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Learning to Fly
« on: Jul 04, 2017, 09:57:39 PM »
My daughter saw a hawk on the front porch today. But it was such a fleeting look that she wasn't sure. It seemed too small.
Then a couple hours later I saw , from the corner of my eye. a couple of birds flying outside my den window, and one of them hit the window quite hard. And right after, a hawk landed up in my mulberry tree followed by a second one.
I realized that it was a fledgling learning to fly and hunt with the parents watching out for him (her).
No birds were under or around my window so I think all was well.
It was a cool gift to see on this Fourth of July.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #1 on: Jul 04, 2017, 10:16:00 PM »
That is cool. We had a bird hit the back of our house the other day. Stunned it. It layed on the ground for about 10 minutes before it flew away. Thankfully, Meeka was oblivious to it. Krys watched to be sure she wouldn't bother it.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #2 on: Jul 04, 2017, 10:50:12 PM »
Yes, I live with lots of large windows. It happens often here.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #3 on: Jul 05, 2017, 10:56:30 AM »
Hummingbirds kept hitting our patio windows until we put some stickers on them. Poor birds would knock themselves out.

I am glad that the bird wasn't hurt too seriously, Tina.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #4 on: Jul 05, 2017, 02:01:19 PM »
that is cool to watch. i'm glad you got the opportunity!
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #5 on: Jul 06, 2017, 04:28:25 PM »
Although I'm not too fond of hawks, that was a neat experience.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #6 on: Jul 06, 2017, 05:50:56 PM »
Yes, our hawks, mostly redtails, can be unhappy neighbors for people raising chickens or letting their small animals out alone. But they also curb the varmints that make my life miserable. Mice and rats and such are not welcome.  I think it is much better to shield my loved pets and allow the wild birds do their jobs.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #7 on: Jul 06, 2017, 10:34:09 PM »
Yes, our hawks, mostly redtails, can be unhappy neighbors for people raising chickens or letting their small animals out alone. But they also curb the varmints that make my life miserable. Mice and rats and such are not welcome.  I think it is much better to shield my loved pets and allow the wild birds do their jobs.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #8 on: Jul 07, 2017, 05:54:34 PM »
Aunt Bonnie has hawks that hang out over her dog yard. She worries herself to pieces every time that she keeps Angel because she is afraid they will decide to take off with her. Her last male dog, Little Roy, was nearly toted off by one of the hawks. Scary business. I am thankful that Hollie and Little Boy weigh a lot more than Angel... :)
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #9 on: Jul 07, 2017, 08:23:32 PM »
Yes, I figured that was the case. It would worry me too.
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Re: Learning to Fly
« Reply #10 on: Jul 07, 2017, 09:58:38 PM »
mom had a pair of nesting hawks in her back yard when she lived down here. she stayed afraid for buddy and bear.  i don't think they'd have taken either one.  buddy is too big and bear is too mean. but you never know.  i'm glad she watched them, just in case.  but they sure were beautiful!
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