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Tuesday

The Crow, Friend Or Foe ~ Look At The Huge Hawk That Came For Breakfast

I am sure many of you think I am nuts for liking crows.  But...
Growing up, crows were everywhere.  One day, after a storm, my Mom found a baby crow on the ground.  She took it home and raised it to adult.  
This crow became part of our family.  It would knock on my bedroom window with it's beak so I would go out and feed it.
It would also steal our marbles, but it would always give us something back in return... even if it was an old stick, it would still give something back.
Our pet crow ended up getting hit by lightning during a storm, but now... when I see a crow, it brings me good thoughts of my deceased Mother.  
So, I feed the crows during the winter months.    I had won some cat food in a giveaway I entered.  No one wanted it because they didn't want to changes the food their cat was on.    I thought about taking it to the local animal shelter... Then I thought it would make a GREAT treat for the crows.
Yesterday, I walked by my kitchen window and seen this huge thing out in our yard.  I knew it was way to big to be a crow.

I had to creep really close and slow so I didn't scare it.   Look at this, a huge hawk.  Poor thing was hungry.                                                   
Good thing I don't have a little dog because it might have been out in the back yard playing in the snow.
My Daughter has a cute little dog that would have been lunch for this huge bird.


27 comments:

  1. I do not mind crows i love magpies we have 2 that live in our garden although one keeps eating the filler from around the windows lol.

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  2. We have a falcon that lives in our neighborhood. It's beautiful to watch it soar just above the road as it looks for lunch.

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  3. We have lots of different birds around our neighborhood. That would of been bad if it did take your little doggie! Keep it inside. lol

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  4. I had no clue that they eat cat food. You sure were able to get some neat pictures.

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  5. We had a lot of crows growing up too. My Mom hated them because they always stole our cat's food. lol.

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  6. Well the hawk eating the cat food is better than it eat a dog or cat

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    1. LOL... leave it to you Pat!! You are so right.

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  7. I think they are amazing birds. However, they tend to scoop up rabbits for breakfast in my yard, then leave the discarded bits all over my deck. Every morning I have to check for dead rabbit bits before I let my dogs out lol.

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    1. Yep, I can see a Hawk doing that. Pretty gross. I would rather not have them visiting my yard, but when you feed bird,... you get what you get.

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  8. Holy crap - I can't believe you got THAT close to it. WOW. I don't think you're crazy for feeding them at all. My mammy used to love feeding the crows in her back year. My grampy HATED it, but she did it anyways. And we are Italian, so she fed them raviolis and garlic bread & stuff like that LOL.

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  9. we get a lot of birds here. I haven't braved enough to get pictures of them because it's been too cold and during the summer we were just so busy having fun outside that I never took photo's of the birds around us. I am sure it's scary being that close to a crow. was he friendly or was he a loud annoying crow?

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  10. Ok, I can't share your love of wild birds, I just can't. I appreciate them and they're beautiful creatures, but crows are the most noisy, obnoxious birds ever created! I'll give your backyard hawk a pass.

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  11. Wow! That's one big hawk! Did you feed it? Love the story about the crow you had!

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  12. I see hawks circling up above when I am driving on the parkways a bit more upstate-I have never seen one drop into a yard-maybe he was sick as well as extremely hungry-they usually tend to stay high up in trees or elevated mountain tops! As for crows-they are smart birds and I can see one becoming semi domesticated.

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  13. Oh wow!!! I captured one eating last fall. He didn't even want to move, and I was so close! Too busy eating I guess.

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  14. I don't mind crows at all. It's that pesky woodpecker we get every single year that drives me mad!!

    That hawk is huge, Terry!!

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  15. We have lots of hawks in our area but I have never been able to get that close to one!

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  16. wow how beautiful nature is a magnificent thing. so cool to see this in your own backyard

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  17. What a beautiful hawk. We actually have a hawk that comes to hang out in the trees outside of my job here in the city.

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  18. We don't have a lot of hawks here. I always love it when there are new birds around,t hough. I'm always secretly hoping I'll see an owl.

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  19. Wow what a difference, we have a hawk that visits around here, my parents have a couple of 'lost' raising pigeons they leave feed out for and they have, had to save them from it a couple of times - magnificent to see them though.

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  20. I love watching birds around here. There are so many kinds.

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  21. That hawk is huge! I liked the story about the crow, very meaningful! :)

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  22. Wow!! He is pretty big!! I fear those especially around my chickens.

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  23. He is pretty majestic looking! I have a chiweenie and he is tiny, so it always scares me to see these big hawks in our neighborhood. I'm always afraid that Rufus is going to get scooped up as a delicious prey

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  24. Poor birds have to scramble for food in the winter. Pets are pets and I know crows make loveable pets. They can even talk. I've heard them . But crows are not my favorite bird (or even close to it) I want them out eating road kill and not in my yard. 'Good pictures of the hawk.

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  25. wow I don't think I have ever seen a hawk that close before! What was it doing out there!? Wasn't it cold!!?

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