Monday, August 29, 2011

Francis...looking good!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Letter from BoA

Hey y’all,

Thank you for sending in your comments. Below is a note from the Legacy Asset Servicing Department, whatever the heck THAT means…


Ms. McCord, good afternoon. I hope that you are able to endure the hurricane safely.

When you have a minute would you call me at one of the numbers below? It’s regarding the proposals that a few of your avid supporters have sent to us, which we are presently analyzing.

In the meantime, could you tell them that we are in communication with you and that there is no need to send more emails.

Thank you, and again, our best wishes are with you during this difficult time.

Michael J Gross
Senior Vice President
Bank of America
National Mortgage Outreach
Legacy Asset Servicing
805-917-0387 O
818-584-5181 C


In other words, he’s saying, “STOP IT ALREADY!” *giggle*

I’m not sure if this is even a good sign or not, but I’ll call him Monday and see what’s what. In the mean time, people have also been sending me information on how the banking system works and I am diligently studying to see what my options are if they decide not to play nice in the sand box.

Thanks very much to all of you who responded.

I’m still flushing infection out of Francis’ foot every day, so Monday I’m going to request a culture and sensitivity, which will put me back a couple hundred bucks, but we need to find out what we’re dealing with so the appropriate medicine can be administered. If we can concentrate an antibiotic directly into the wound as a flush, rather than using it systemically, then I won’t worry about compromising her kidneys. In the mean time, she’s still very tolerant and knows that I am only trying to help her get well….m. - New and improved! Thanks Rick! new video’s below posted yesterday - New and improved! Thanks, Gary!

What happens if I don’t get the food shoveled to Francis fast enough…

Friday, August 26, 2011

Red-tail Pt 5

Red-tail Pt 4

Red-tail Pt 3

Red tail Pt 2

Red-tailed hawk in trouble. #1

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Barred owl update C

Barred owl update B

Barred owl update A

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Francis update

Good morning boys and girls…

Still waiting on judgment from the 2nd quarter Profit and Loss statement I sent to Carlos. I guess no news is good news, unless I see a bulldozer coming down the driveway.

In the mean time, please consider emailing the President on our behalf. And would you mind please sending us a copy so I can print it off for my records? MANY thanks.

The bottom line is this, anyone who has been to my house knows it’s no trip to Hollywood and it’s no wonder that it didn’t sell for the 4 years it was on the market. It wouldn’t do any good to raze the house and rebuild because it was turned into a flood plain 20 years ago by accident and it’s my understanding that a building permit would not be issued for a flood plain area. The story goes that the adjacent property owner graded their hill just before a huge rain storm hit which created a mudslide that took out my driveway and side yard. Apparently it was a big, expensive mess for them to pay for…

Not only that, but the adjacent property owners (they built a church) set up the drainage system so that all their rain water is diverted onto my property to provide a water source for my landscaped pond that the previous owner installed about the same time. Of course, I was not made privy to this bit of intel until after I bought the house. Not only that, but I learned that it is not legal to divert water from one property to another. Oops.

With this bank having so many properties that won’t sell, they are giving them away and/or bulldozing them. For our situation, Bank of America would make out much better financially if they donated the house to HawkTalk and took the full tax deduction.

Mr. Moynihan’s email address:

Thanks for helping us.

Check out our Youtube channel for latest video updates!

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Here is a sample of a letter sent to Mr. Moynihan. Please feel free to copy and paste it (or my statement above) if you don’t have time to think of anything to say… Just take your cursor and highlight what you want to copy, hit ‘Ctrl C’, then place the cursor onto a new letter and press ‘Ctrl V’. See? Easy as pie!

Dear Mr. Moynihan:

Monteen McCord is one of the last remaining rescue shelters for RAPTORS in all of Georgia. If you foreclose on Monteen, you will be making eternal enemies with a lot of people in Cherokee County, Georgia. Where is she and her "saved" raptors going? There is a "tent city" in Cherokee County; but Monteen could not afford to take her hawks and owls with her. What are you going to do with these defenseless birds of prey? Are you going to release them to the wild? It can't be done, so you can't!

Looks like you need to rescue Monteen and all her "friends"! It will not affect the bottom line at BOA, so why not help her by donating the house to Monteen's 501(c)3 organization. This would make a lot of people in Cherokee County a believer in the capitalistic system; one that bails out banks, but brings the wrath of HELL to its own lowly believers that a capitalistic system even exists in America.

Donate the house to HawkTalk, Monteen's not-for-profit organization and stop the agony that Monteen and all of us are suffering; save our defenseless hawks and owls!


I hope you are enjoying the nice day we’re having. I had some squirrels donated (thanks, Bill!) so I’m off to Acworth to collect them! Woot! ….m. (new and improved web site!)

"But you said you loved me!"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The impeccable personal hygiene of the chicken...

Yard critters...

I give you...Artemis.

Update on Francis, the Great Horned owl

Ghostly visitation...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Barred Owl and Chicky-Poodles

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Update on Francis the Great Horned owl...

Friday, August 5, 2011


Checking in...

Hey y’all,

It’s been a few weeks since I last checked in and I wanted to give you the latest happenings at the crazy House of HawkTalk…

Our new and improved web site has gone on line! A big HawkTalk thanks goes out to Rick of Pensacola for constructing our new site! Please give it a peek and tell me what you think, I sure would appreciate it. This is a VAST improvement from the pitiful GoDaddy one-pager. I have personal experience now with site building and I STINK at it!

Another big thanks goes out to Gary of Woodstock for improving my search engine results and for helping spiff up my Facebook Fan Page. Please check this one out when you get the chance and ‘like’ us!

Gary also created our YouTube channel! I am UP TOWN, now! Woot!

Here’s our latest video update on Francis the Great horned owl who found herself on the wrong end of a leg hold trap. Leg’s still very swollen and I’ve resorted to witchdoctor cures because conventional medicine isn’t progressing her very well. I’m applying colloidal silver, Arnica mixed with DMSO after drizzling her leg with 16 ounces of super-dooper Epsom Salts every two hours during the day. Here is a link to our latest video update that I shot yesterday.

This next clip isn’t the soundtrack inside my head **crickets chirping**, but it’s my yard at 3am. Not much to look at, but the audio is awesome!

Here is the latest on our home issue…Carlos called a few weeks ago and in what appears as a last grasping-at-straws effort, he requested I produce a second quarter Profit and Loss Statement for HawkTalk. Now bear in mind that charity’s aren’t required to produce P&L Statements because, GUESS WHAT, there IS no profit, which is why we’re referred to as non-for-profit-businesses! But, this is the zombie banker mentality that I’m dealing with, sooo…I enlisted help in the form of a young lady who is in her first year of college that has fun with numbers and spread sheets. (which most certainly isn’t yours truly)… Thanks to Elexis and Amelia for helping me pull this together.

NOW, I sit and I wait for them to render judgment…AGAIN. I’m still clinging to the edge of the cliff with my Lee Press-On Nails…so far, that cheap glue from China is still holding!

However, in the mean time…back at the ranch; guess what I found last evening on line? That’s right…the email addresses for Carlos AND the President of Bank of America! Woot! You know how radio shows have money bom bs? Well we need an email bom b! (I put the space in between the ‘m’ and the ‘b’ so I don’t send off red flags and Homeland Security doesn’t SWAT team my house:)

I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind please writing these two people and perhaps copy and paste your favorite you tube video link, or if we are Facebook friends, perhaps you could right click and choose your favorite photo to embed and ask them to please help us remain on this property. Anyone who has visited knows that the place isn’t much to look at and they would end up bulldozing it because no one wanted it for the four years that it was on the market and actually worth something.

As tempted as I am to say mean things and remind them of issues they don’t want to be reminded of, (TARP/lawsuits, etc), my letter to them will be diplomatic…I need their help, so I don’t want to make them mad at me. Please do the same?

This is a clip of Elexis’s desert tortoise that I immediately fell in love with!

Judy and Missy came out a couple weeks ago and produced this very cool video for us… Love the audio!!!!

I am still in the process of hacking the Red shouldered hawks, the Broad wings AND the wonderful little Barred owls. Everyone is doing well and it makes my heart glad that they look so good. I saw three of the owls at the same time yesterday, which was nice…haven’t seen the four together for some time and I don’t know if one has dispersed, or if they are just coming in for additional food at different times. Doesn’t matter…they are progressing beautifully and I’m still taking advantage of photographing them while they still allow me to get close.

I start off far away and ease up on them so they don’t startle…

Just a little fuzz left on his head! They’re growing up so fast…

The frog’s head is a lonely place without an owl perched on top!

Francis the Great horned owl…has been so polite in my ministerings to her. She knows I’m only trying to help.

Miss Karen – the Saipan Jungle Fowl. The is definitely the alpha female in my yard…

Richard – the silly sideways dancing rooster…

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. If you have a little mouse Money you can spare at this time, please go over to and click on ‘donate’, or you can snail mail HawkTalk a check to P.O. Box 130, Holly Springs, GA 30142.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a buzz 770.720.1847. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 4, 2011