Saturday, January 17, 2009

Head-Banger Bird!

David and I were in the office, quietly minding our own business. A loud, startling thump on the window right above the couch where we were sitting woke us up from our Math-U-See Algebra II lesson. We ran outside and discovered an amazing site. Below the window that got whacked is a very stunned Cooper's hawk!

I ran into the house and grabbed Pamela who has an entire book dedicated to hawks. Immediately, she exclaimed, "A hawk!" She has already decided to write her own nature's children story about the hawk that hit our window. David and I took a couple of pictures and video before the hawk flew away and landed in our neighbor's tree. Imagine that . . . two birds hit our house on the same, cold, windy, bone-chilling day!

Next to the AC Units

I'm Ready for My Close-Up

First Short Video Clip

Second Short Video Clip


Anonymous said...

Two cool birds stopped by your house on the same day? That is way cool, especially since Pamela has an interest in hawks! Thanks for sharing the bird stories, I enjoyed reading about it and seeing the pictures.

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

mornin' you must be online because here is another bird post in seconds... i bet here aren't too many other people that videotape birds;)ill have to see if i have!

MasterpieceMom said...

What a beautiful bird!!! I'm jealous of how close you got. We miss our hawk that visited our yard all last winter.

poohder said...

Wow, jackpot day of birding! Rhonda

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

That's great! And Pamela recognizing it right away is even better. :]