Loud and Clear


Last spring this Swainson’s Hawk sent me a strong message when she saw me emerge from my car to photograph three fledglings perched on a power pole. The kids were flighted but still relying on the adults for food and the parents’ protective instinct was fully intact. I ducked back into my car and left to keep exploring the Klamath Basin.

3 responses

  1. ml

    Today I was walking my dog on Bernal hill and there was a huge hawk screeching from above and circling. Meanwhile my dog was busy hunting gofers. What is the screeching about? Was it looking for food? I was afraid it would swoop down and snatch small dogs. *Also, the Blue Angels were doing their practice runs not far away.

    October 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm

  2. julie beddome

    Your photos always amaze!

    October 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

  3. adrianduque89

    great story and photo!

    October 7, 2011 at 9:15 pm

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