Monday, April 16, 2012

Serious hawk

This red-tailed hawk frequently hunts close to human visitors at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. I always look for him (her?) in the vicinity of the twin barns left from the former Brown farm.

Yesterday, he was clearly hoping all the humans who were up close and watching would just move along. He moved to at least three different spots, each a little more removed. We were all scaring off dinner.

Red-tailed hawks are very common and truly beautiful birds. An old friend who taught ceramic arts at South Mountain Community College, where I worked until 2000, designed a ceramic mural with a red-tailed hawk taking center stage. I wonder what the college did with that mural? There's now a new beautiful library that was built about a year ago.

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