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A query about hawks.

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:09 am
by TaylorSteiner
Hey Greg, so I was out on the trails today, and I could swear this hawk was using the sun to blind me. Is this a common tactic they use, or was my imagination running?

Re: A query about hawks.

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:30 pm
by Greg
Sounds like imagination to me. Have to think past what you perceive is happening to this step: To what purpose would a hawk attempt to blind me?

The answer is a fairly simple "Nothing, because I'm way bigger than he/she is, and they wouldn't dare come at me."

They are pretty fascinating creatures, though, who have some very interesting habits. Sounds like you had a grand day out!

Re: A query about hawks.

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:45 pm
by TaylorSteiner
Nice thank you :) just thought maybe they were guarding a nest. There was a larger one and a smaller. The large one had a deeper screech. I've been seeing them each time I've been that way.

Re: A query about hawks.

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:48 pm
by Greg
Bit late in the year to have nestlings. Pretty much all hawks should have fledged by now and be on their way to being self-sustaining passagers. The screeching you're hearing may very likely be an angsty teenager yelling "Feed me" to mom, who is kicking them out of her territory.

Re: A query about hawks.

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:51 pm
by TaylorSteiner
Lol "Go get a job"

Re: A query about hawks.

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:01 pm
by Greg
Eeeeeexactly.