Fencing–In a Manner of Speaking

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I wasn’t sure if this was a Napoleon complex or if he was injured, but it did seem he protected that one foot for a long time.  Of course, he could just be showing off.  I could stand on one foot on top of a sliver of fence while looking for prey if I wanted to.  I just don’t want to.

He soon put it down, but any time he turned, he seemed to protect it.  Maybe a sparrow fought back!

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He stayed a long time on the fence as I got closer and closer.  But I must say, I am still hugging my patio pillar pretty closely since my last near miss with Cooper’s claws.

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I don’t much like the thought of hawks eating my smaller birds, but they all have to live.  And I really do like my hawks.  Awesome creatures!

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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19 Responses to Fencing–In a Manner of Speaking

  1. Barbara says:

    Great Photos! The Hawk looks beautiful 🙂 Hope his foot is ok!

  2. pattisj says:

    Fencing with a deadly weapon! I think it’s a ploy to gain sympathy from unwitting prey.

  3. Kim13 says:

    I really hope he’s not injured 😦 And I’m glad you are staying safe from attack lol!

  4. tootlepedal says:

    What a great set of pictures. How long was from first to last?

  5. It often seems a tradeoff with our wildlife doesn’t it. The photos are wonderful.

  6. dorannrule says:

    I can’t believe you got these absolutely fantastic shots! There was a hawk at my brother’s house last week but he didn’t sit still long enough for me to focus. How gorgeous your hawk is. I hope he has the Napolean complex and isn’t injured.

  7. Lindy Lee says:

    Suppose he would be insulted if he heard me call him, Gorgeous? Perfect photography, my dear Apronhead…

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