Do you see it?
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The guest guinea was going bonkers so I looked out the window to see what was going on. This beautiful hawk was sitting on the pig/dog box out in the back yard trying to decide if he wanted freerange banty hen or goofy guest guinea for supper. As I dashed outside, the hawk swooped off to the edge of the woods and landed in this old laurel oak.
Check out the camo on the back of the hawk ...pretty good tree bark pattern. This was a very cooperative hawk and it let me ooze slowly over to it until I was about twenty feet away.
At one point, it lifted off the branch and I thought I had spooked it, but it slipped down and snatched some small critter in the grass. After that, it flew back to the same branch and ate.
I moved closer.
That's when I spooked it.