Friday, September 13, 2013

Black Wings Against a Grey Sky

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Black wings gleam against a grey sky--

Murder of Crows

Beating the air, striking the air

Birds meant to stay in trees,

Perching, watching,

Cawing and shrieking,

Diving in, driving out.

Red feathers, red tail flash--

Only one of a boil of hawks,

Bird meant for the sky--

Gliding and turning,

Sweeping in wide circles.

Black wings flee.


Scree…scree…scree


colorado red tailed hawk
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P. S.  Next post on Samuel had to be postponed, due to brain refusing to obey.

27 comments:

  1. There are many hawks in the air right now...must be time to migrate. I can imagine the little mice and rabbits in the fields taking cover when the back shadow of those wings passes over.

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    1. There are quite a few hawks around here. Lots of prey to be had.

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  2. We have quite a few hawks around my area. They are beautiful to watch as they glide overhead, but I do fear for for the smaller animals in my yard and woods. However, they are just nature doing their thing to bring about balance.

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    1. Yes, hawks are part of the circle of life, as my gr-daughter has told me.

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  3. I guess we have lots of different kinds of hawks but they stay in the country where they belong. Not the crows. They raid my bird feeders and try to make my life miserable. There is plenty of road kill for them to eat.

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    1. Crows are such a nuisance here. I discovered this battle while I was sewing. The crows were that loud. Went outside and watched the hawk handle the crows.

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  4. Seen a few around, they are a sight but for rodents they are sure a fright

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    1. Hawks are efficient hunters, keep the rodents down.

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  5. Amazing sight. We don't have too many hawks around here, I see them every once in a while but nothing like this.

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    1. Of all the predator birds, the red tail hawk is my favorite.

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  6. Wow, he's a beauty. My husband saw one so big while working once that he called home to tell me. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. As you know, feathered enchantment is a summation of my feeling for birds. All of them.
    Thank you.

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    1. And you are blessed with some amazing ones in your garden and area!

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  8. Your images and words go together so well, and capture the moment so beautifully. I love to watch hawks soar, and we have quite a few of the red-tailed ones around. The more of them we see, the fewer chipmunks we see. I guess when the chipmunks run out, the hawks will move on.

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    1. Hawks are efficient hunters--they do a marvelous job of keeping down the rodent population.

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  9. We have crows and hawks here, but I rarely see them and never more than one or two at a time.
    Your photos are lovely.

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    1. Actually the photos are from science information sites--amazing photos and information together.

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    1. I wish I had a camera and your eye for photo sites! these photos are borrowed and sourced.

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  11. Reminds me of when watching the ring dove moving through the sedum in the garden this morning, a different mood but fascinating to see the ponderous movement and the heads of the plants wobble.

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    1. Beauty comes in the simplest of moments.

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  12. Dear Susan, I've come to admire and feel awe when I see hawks. Up in Minnesota, along the Saint Croix River where I lived, I saw many bald eagles. But seldom did ZI see other raptors. Here in Missouri, I was almost struck dumb the first summer I was here when I was driving down Highway 291 and saw three hawks soaring and diving. So beautiful. As is your poem. Peace.

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  13. Such are the continuing voyages of the red tailed sky hawks, magnificent creature Susan. They have so much freedom.

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  14. This immediately put me in mind of Hitchcock's The Birds. I've been watching a lot of his movies of late.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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