Thursday, November 10, 2011
A Waiting Hawk
No! While approaching the end of one of the many trails there I saw a huge bird leap from a nearby tree! The dog saw it at the same time as I did, and she was very excited. I tried to lift my camera to my face, but the dog kept pulling on the leash. This was going to be very difficult.
After I got Isabella calmed down, I spotted the bird at the top of another tree. I saw that the bird was a hawk, and it was just sitting there waiting. I couldn't believe how lucky I was that the bird had stopped close enough for me to actually get a picture or two.
I've seen many deer around here too. And I'm excited to find out if my deer calming techniques will work on them. I'm not sure how soon I'll get pictures of them, but I know I eventually will. I know there are many kinds of animals around here, so I'll have opportunities for many interesting creatures.
I wish I could get pictures at night. I walk Isabella every night. She has a bit of a weak bladder, so I have to do it. On one of my recent nighttime walks I heard the howls of coyotes going back and forth. And when I looked up into the night sky, I saw my very first shooting star! You don't get many opportunities for either of those in the city.
I have a new story up on Rat Tales called "Fair". It's very different than anything I've ever done before. I have it categorized as horror, but it's maybe more of a dark fantasy story than horror. There are no ghosts or monsters in this story, but there are certainly some monstrous people. You may have met a few people that resemble some of the characters in this story.
Back to the hawk!
After a few minutes of watching the hawk, I decided that it was time to investigate some of the other trails. One of them went over the railroad tracks! I knew that might prove to be interesting. So I went on my way wondering what I might find next on my journey through this fascinating new park. Isabella seemed every bit as excited as I was.
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