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Am I the only one?

Posted by Leekle2ManE Lady Lake, FL 9a (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 25, 13 at 13:22

Who gets a certain thrill when a hawk swoops down and 'pounces' on a mourning dove or some other critter in my yard? It's not so much a thrill of "Yay! Dead dove!" but more like, "Cool, another link in the food chain represented in my tiny little yard."


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  • Posted by karalynn z9 FL, Inverness, Ci (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 25, 13 at 14:44

I get that same thrill as long as it's not one of my cats that the hawk's eyeing! I got really excited the day I saw a hawk fly across the road right in front of my car with a squirming squirell hanging from it's talons.


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I do love to see hawks and eagles in the trees and flying around. I don't like them to try and get our chickens and baby chicks when they are out free ranging. Used to have a problem with that. We have since let a couple of big fat turkey hens out to run around with the chickens and it works as a good hawk and eagle deterrent. Been working for about a year now.


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I routinely drive Alligator Alley, which of course cuts through the Everglades, and love to watch for wildlife, including the hawks perched on trees or light poles just waiting to swoop.


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A good compost pile is like a chum line fishing. The compost has lots of attraction. The cardinals like the worms. And one day a giant hawk swooped in and had a cardinal lunch. A great exhibition. Low quality picture. It was max zoom.


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We have a good number of hawks and ospreys. Watching those fish eagles fly away with a big ol' bass is quite a thrill. Finding fish heads, bones, tails and fins underneath their favorite pine tree in my back yard is not such a thrill.

My hawks are apparently scared of the squirrels. The only thing I see them catch are snakes and lizards.


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