Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wild Wednesday, Hawks

The birds of prey mating season is approaching. This is when you can get some really interesting glimpses pf hawks, owls and other prey birds. They seem so wrapped up in each other, that they will sometimes allow themselves to be viewed more easily without being spooked and chased away.
Last year we had a mother hawk build a nest at the side of our driveway. We could see her feeding her baby and hear the baby call for food. It was really interesting.
I'm slightly obsessed with hawks and have been tromping around in the woods lately under nests and places where the area hawks frequent, trying to find pellets, which are the undigestable part of a hawks "lunch" which they regurgitate. If you find these, you can dissect them and see what the hawk has eaten. I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I think it's cool.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment