I was out looking at a beautiful sunrise yesterday when I heard several Common Crows and also two Hawks. These birds were in the cow pasture way across the pond from my little farm here. I have no ability to access that pasture as it belongs to the neighbor’s farm. The crows were swooping and making a lot of loud noise trying to shoo the hawks away. I think one of the hawks (I don’t know which species of hawk they were as it was too far away to accurately see well) was perhaps injured or sick. One hawk was flying a bit and was vocalizing a lot. The cry that the hawks made was to me from a distance, a lot like a loud cat screeching. Obviously the battle was on! I think eventually the crows got tired of insulting the much larger and powerful hawks and gave up. The crows flew off and a moment or two later, so did both hawks. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.
January 26, 2012