Friday, November 01, 2013

Another Visitor Preying On Us

Yesterday after shopping we pulled in the driveway to see a bird perched on the top of the truck.  He looked big, and we thought maybe it was an eagle, but couldn't really tell. 
When Ed zoomed in, we decided it looked more like a hawk.  We couldn't really determine what kind it is - because we're not hawk experts - but did find a few descriptions that seemed to fit for hawks found in this area.  When he finally flew off, his wing span was pretty decent, but nowhere near that of an eagle.

It's like being in the world's most dangerous nature preserve - rattlesnakes, javelina, bobcats, scorpions, tarantulas, and now birds of prey - all hiding among the dirt and brush. 

The desert is alive.

**  Thanks to my reader BA Norrgard, the hawk has been identified as a Harris's Hawk.  Awesome!

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Marlaina said...

You've got your mother living in the world's most dangerous nature preserve. Is that a good selling point in Arizona? LOL.

The Daily Rant said...

I always say, "I don't know why the hell people live here." Apparently, they like the warm weather more than they fear dying.

Unknown said...

The bird is a Harris Hawk. I asked my friend who is a trainer at Natural Encounters, Inc.

The Daily Rant said...

BA: Thanks to you and your friend! I'm going to link to the Wikipedia entry. Cool. I'm glad I know now. :)