Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Hawk that Survived

I've been sick for the last few days. Isn't being sick and pregnant the worst??? Tylenol just doesn't cut it. At all.
Anyway, I was nursing my sniffles by resting on my bed and all of a sudden.....SLAM! A bird rams into my sliding glass door. I saw it hit and assumed it was a pigeon because there are quite a few pigeons in our yard eating up olives. I got up and looked and sure enough there was a bird...still alive mind you....laying on the ground right in front of my window. Only it wasn't a pigeon. It was a little hawk. Sad! I thought for sure he was a goner. He wasn't moving, his wings were all sprawled out and he was breathing real fast. Well, I hate seeing things suffer like that so I pulled my curtains so that I wouldn't have to see and so that another bird wouldn't meet the same fate. A bit later I went to check on it and it was laying there in the same position only it was breathing real light and it's eyes were closed. Well, then I knew he was dying. I opened my door and startled him and he jumped up and ran off real fast. Startled me! I didn't see where he went, but I notice a little dead dove laying in about the same spot the hawk was. I'm assuming he had captured it or was chasing it or in some way was about to make a meal of that little bird. The dove was most definitely dead. I walked out into my living room and looked out back and there was that little hawk, sitting on my pool fence. Well then I took some pictures and I'm pretty sure that crazy bird survived! Check it out!


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! He is so beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Those feathers look like good fishing flies to me.
Uncle Bubba