Wednesday, June 11, 2008


One day last week, I noticed several cars stopping at the end of our driveway. My first thought was, "Oh no. What have the kids done to our yard?" The two older ones were at summer school, so I figured it must not have been them. After a while I stepped out there to take some trash out, and I noticed a HUGE red tailed hawk. That thing was a monster. It had killed a rabbit (the same rabbit that has been destroying our new garden - we weren't too heartbroken). Our treetops were filled with other birds, chirping and screeching trying to scare it off. You'll notice in the video clip several of those birds were dive bombing the hawk, trying to get it out of the yard. It was very stoic and calm as it munched on its meal. It let me get pretty close. Drew and I watched it for about 10 minutes (along with many passerby that stopped to watch). Drew finally had to run and scare it off. What little boy could resist? It was quite awesome to watch it pick up the shredded meat and fly across our large lot to the trees at the back of our property. I felt like I was in the middle of a National Geographic program. Very cool!