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Friday, July 30, 2010

Young Hawk

Young hawks evidently have much to learn.  Since their first flight, we have watched "our" hawks slowly mature.

They have stuck close to the nest as each learns to hunt and catch prey.  They still appear to need to learn how to "hurry away" and avoid humans. We often catch them on the ground by the driveway, taking their time before flying away.
We stopped in the road to watch this one as it relaxed on a fence post, seemingly unbothered by our big blue Kia.

Perhaps it has read the sign behind it and isn't sure just how much "care" is appropriate.

Eventually the young hawk flew up higher into a tree but not before giving us a last long glare.

1 comment:

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

excellent capture!! i love this noble bird! :)