Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thrill of the Kill

Some families get excited about their sporting events.  Others get excited about Disneyland or seeing the latest movie.   We Goolds kind of like those things too, 
but if you want to get us really excited all you need to do is start talking about birds. 

Ever since Adam's second grade teacher interwove her love of birds into every subject he studied that year, we have been smitten.  We've made our deck into a bird haven and we regularly go on nature hikes just to see what birds we might see and seeing a cool or unusual bird is an event that gets the whole family excited!

So imagine our sheer delight when we happened upon this sight while driving home from a friend's house yesterday. 

It's  a red-tailed hawk just hanging out with what appeared to be a rabbit or a squirrel in its talons. 
We immediately pulled over, backed up and watched it hopping around the yard with its kill for well over 5 minutes.    Here's a video we captured of it.   

My kids felt badly for whatever little creature he was eating for his lunch, but in the end were thrilled to get a close up glimpse of a gorgeous bird they've only ever before seen from afar.


1 comment:

R said...

That is so cool that you got to see a hawk up close. Probably would never have gotten so close if it had not had been eating its dinner.

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