Normally, the chickens are chomping at the bit to get out of their coop in the morning, but on this particular morn, they just stood there looking at me like I was nuts or something and not moving a muscle. Then I heard Sam calling from his chamber on the other side of the barn, which isn't unusual because he usually either hoots or chortles when he hears me coming up the trail. THEN, I heard a LOUD call from right ABOVE me. A massive female GHO was out in broad daylight, flirting with Sam and giving the girls a once over while she was at it. Man, was she ever beautiful... That is the reason I have a two roof system on my chambers because when a wild one drops down for a visit, there won't be any accidental talon locking... Gots to protect my babes... *sniff*
Here is hoping everyone has a good and safe Christmas and New Year celebration! Me? I'll be on a rat run to Raleigh and will be stressed and exhausted, but hopefully, returning with a cache of rodents to last a while.
Thank you so much for helping HawkTalk along the way. For those of you who know me personally, I live a simple and humble life. I am so appreciative for your contributions and I am so lucky I get to live with and provide assistance for this incredible group of birds! HoHoHo! ....m. www.hawktalk.org
This beautiful little male Red-tailed hawk has presented with a fractured right wing and I believe to be old, thus not repairable. We're going in for a radiograph tomorrow for the verdict. I'm still looking for an educational bird, so we'll see how it goes. I miss my dear Mina. It's been almost 4 years to the day.
I love it when a plan comes together... THIS is why I do what I do.
She stayed with me a month and ate hundreds of dollars worth of rats, so if you would like to help us out by making a tax deductible contribution, we sure would appreciate it. Just go over to www.hawktalk.org and click on the 'donate' button. Paypal is simple, safe and secure!
Tired of giving meaningless gifts to each other for Christmas? How about giving to a non-profit in your recipient's name? Even if it isn't HawkTalk, if you know of a local, grass roots organization that is trying to make a difference in caring for the helpless, it's just good karma....m.
A large time was had by all at the Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore down in Sandy Springs yesterday. We have been a fixture there for well over a decade and we appreciate them inviting us to be a continued part of their holiday celebration...
Santa's little helper, Robert, was busy as a bee assisting people in holding Nigel, my Tawny owl and many photographs were taken. Nigel is not Federally protected, so it is ok for non-permitted people to handle him. We also had earrings and hat feathers from Nigel and Artemis (Augur Buzzard...also not on the MBTA list) available in exchange for some Mouse Money.