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Thread: Neighborhood Hawk

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    This hawk and another are flying around the block lately. A little to close for comfort. You can hear them squack or whatever they do. Erieeee!!!!!
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    I wouldnt let my small dog or cats outside without them being on a leash thats for sure. No telling what those Hawks are wanting. If they are hungry they will go after small dogs and cats.

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    We are very rural and have them often along with owls, and an occasional eagle. When my pets were little we did not let them out unattended.

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    Keep your cats inside the house. And small dogs. Everything that size has something printed on it and it spells "food" to hawks and owls.

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    they look hungry, get your pets inside

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    I think the one you took a picture of is an immature Swainson's hawk. I can't tell for sure unless I see it in flight.

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    Almost had a hawk get my sons little doggie and my silly shepherd went after the hawk, I was very scared, cause I know those birds can do some damage even to the bigger animals.

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    Beautiful birds! Thanks for the pictures! (But do keep the kitties in the house! I think there is an echo in here)

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    I have dogs and am nervous for them, I keep a close eye on them when they are outside.

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    Beautiful bird!

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    Hawks usually roost where there is water and a reliable food source. Hawks are great for getting rid of rodents and snakes. An old saying from these part is that if you saw a hawk on the side of the road, it meant that fishing wasn't any good. Hawks love fresh fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Beautiful birds! Thanks for the pictures! (But do keep the kitties in the house! I think there is an echo in here)
    Ditto.

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    Beautiful bird

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    Beautiful .... we have a lot of birds where we live....biggest are the black cockatoos, we have owls and kookaburras and many tiny nectar feeders like honey-eaters.

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    We have a mating pair of them in our neighbourhood. Last year one of them took my mourning dove mom and her babies. I saw one just this morning flying through our back yard, looking for breakfast no doubt. They are beautiful, but I don't want to see the little ones hurt either. We live in the city but on the edge of a huge protected park.

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    Wow, he certainly looks malevolent in that second picture! Scary, but beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipp5
    Wow, he certainly looks malevolent in that second picture! Scary, but beautiful!
    Was thinking the same thing! The 2nd pic it's giving the 'evil eye', eerie

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    Nice picture. We live in a rural area but I very seldom see a hawk.

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    How fortunate for you to have seen one and so close.

    In my culture it is good luck to have seen one.

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    Pretty. I would watch my small animals. We had a large raptor flying around our neighborhood a couple years ago. There were a couple reports of small dogs being grabbed by the bird. I can't remember what it was, but one lady did manage to get her dog back when she was able to smack the bird with a broom before the bird could get away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kountrykreation
    Quote Originally Posted by pipp5
    Wow, he certainly looks malevolent in that second picture! Scary, but beautiful!
    Was thinking the same thing! The 2nd pic it's giving the 'evil eye', eerie
    He wasn't giving the evil eye.......lol


    Remember "we" are in his territory not the other way around.
    People tend to forget such things.

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    About 2 yrs. ago, DH and I were sitting on our sunporch, reading Sunday paper and enjoying our coffee. I spied a 9 banded ground squirrel running across the driveway. Husband responded "where's a hawk when you need one?".

    As I looked up, there sat a hawk on the basketball hoop!!! He sat there for some time and then flew over to the pergola outside my studio. Believe he as watching a fox squirrel (bigger meal) but he never caught it. Since then we have had several repeat visits. S-i-l told DH that it was a smart hawk, came when DH called him!! We live in the city, but have a green space behind. See hawks quite often around here.

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    My neighbor hood has 4 redtail hawks there is a lot of trees around you should hear the crows ahen they are here (there is a couple and a young one they are teaching )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boopers
    I think the one you took a picture of is an immature Swainson's hawk. I can't tell for sure unless I see it in flight.
    Cornell Lab of Ornithology has information about the Swainson's hawk. Go to this page and see if thier call is the same.
    I thought at first it was a red tailed hawk, but the tail is wrong, even for an immature...they are like mice here in NY state!! We get tons in at work. Have never heard of one going after someones pet though.

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