Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Hawk Family

Since we moved into our house, we've always had a large nest just outside of our balcony in one of the trees.  Sometimes birds will come and go - but about 6 months ago (or so), a family of hawks moved in.

A baby hawk was born recently, and it's been interesting to look out the window and see it grow.  I think they are pretty cute.

Yesterday, while I was working, I looked out the window and saw the parent hawk fly in with a snake in her mouth!!  Yuck - but I am glad she is helping me control the snake population around our house. :)

 Mom and dad hawks (I think) watching the nest.
 Baby hawk!
 Baby hawk watching the nest.
This was taken through the window screen, so it's blurry.  This is mama bird feeding the baby the fresh snake she just brought in for lunch.

I'm kind of geeky, but I thought this was so cool.
Happy Thursday!

15 comments:

Kara said...

That is so cute!!!

Carolyn said...

That's super cool!!!!!

Jax said...

This IS cool! Love it! I love the "bringing her baby the fresh snake" haha.. Eek! But I agree about keeping the snake population under control... :)

Caroline said...

So cute!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That is really cool!

Lauren said...

How sweet (minus the snake, that's kinda gross/scary)! How awesome that this is right outside your home! I must be a geek too, because I think this is really neat.

Lauren
http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

That's fun! I have little tweety birds but hawks would be really cool!

Erin Reissig said...

oh my goodness! How adorable!

Shannon Elise said...

Very cool that you get to see that. :)

Aidyl Ewoh said...

That is so neat! Wow, what a think to be able to watch. Fun, fun!
~Aidyl

Leslee said...

Nice picture series... Isn't nature fascinating at times :-)

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

That is soo neat!! What a cool experience you get to watch so close to home!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's really cool! I would have freaked out because of the snake but at least you know it's not around the house anymore.

Kristin said...

that is really neat!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow a hawk family right near you. how cool!!