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Watch Out for that Hawk!

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On Boxing Day morning we had a wonderful surprise–perched on top of our bluebird feeder was a hawk! We couldn’t believe it. We watched it and then it flew over to our garden fence and perched there a bit.  I couldn’t get a good picture because the windows were coated with rain.  Still, we could see it quite well.

The next morning he was back! I’m conflicted about this because on the one hand to get to see such a magnificent creature up close was incredible.  He was beautiful and I’ve never seen one in the wild so close before.  On the other hand….I wasn’t real comfortable when he perched on the swingset slide and stared at the chicken coop.  Fortunately both times the chickens were still locked up.  Later in the day we returned from being out and while standing outside the hawk flew very low, over our heads, across the yard. We were worried because we didn’t see any of the hens, but they all did come back.

Speaking of the hens…we sold our first eggs! A nice lady who lives in town stopped by. She remarked that she wasn’t sure if our eggs were for sale (so Joanna was right–we do need to add “for sale” to our sign!), but stopped to ask. She was very happy with her dozen.

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About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

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  1. Moon Over Martinborough

    We once saw a hawk in our fields swoop down and pick up a baby duck, right out from under the nose of its parents! It flew up into a tree, the baby duck crying out the entire way. Horrible. Good luck with your hawk.

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