When Red tired of lizards and headed to the pasture, the Hawk took flight - at one point swooping down and hovering over Red for a closer look. Thankfully Hubby was right and Red was way too big for this hawk to mess with (thanks Aunt Coco and Grandma Dodie for all the treats).
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
A Welcomed Intruder
I love to watch hawks hunt over the brushlines, pastures, and fields. Below is what I think is a juvenile Harris hawk. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Whatever he is, he spent a morning doing fly-bys of our back porch and patio. What a sight!. . . . and then we realized that he seemed to be "hunting" Red, our little cocker-weinie (cocker spaniel - daschund mix). The hawk perched in a mesquite tree watching Red, who was industriously working the bed of aloe vera below (she's quite the lizard hunter).