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I spotted an owl sitting on the garden fence a couple of weeks back.  Not even a whisper as it flew off.  I see or hear an owl about once every couple of years. 

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We saw a hawk sitting in the median of the interstate today ep.gif
I think it was a Coopers hawk. Beautiful bird, but oh so deadly.

I usually watch for the flap-flap-flap when vultures fly, as opposed to the flap-flap-gliiide of hawks.

Had a Red-Tailed do a fly over this morn... ep.gif

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They do?  I haven't noticed.  We have both, but the hawks haven't been too much of an issue.  Hmmm . . . . Chickens go nuts if even a Blue Jay flies to low. 

Love turkey vultures here, but we have lots of them... when the hawk was flying over, 4 or 5 turkey vultures were doing a search pass... hawk went on his way quick... guess they don't like larger birds hovering above them, lol...

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I spotted an owl sitting on the garden fence a couple of weeks back.  Not even a whisper as it flew off.  I see or hear an owl about once every couple of years. 

Just saw an owl on a power line on our way home tonight... right at the end of our road... there's at least 3 that live around the outside of our property... Call ducks all go in right at dusk or someone disappears quick... hmm.png
Edited by RavynFallen - 11/24/16 at 5:25pm
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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

Had a Red-Tailed do a fly over this morn... ep.gif
Love turkey vultures here, but we have lots of them... when the hawk was flying over, 4 or 5 turkey vultures were doing a search pass... hawk went on his way quick... guess they don't like larger birds hovering above them, lol...
Just saw an owl on a power line on our way home tonight... right at the end of our road... there's at least 3 that live around the outside of our property... Call ducks all go in right at dusk or someone disappears quick... hmm.png

I hear owls occasionally. The turkey vultures are more prominent at my farm, but I have seen a small hawk several times around the house lately. I haven't been letting the OEGBs out much because of it. They are quick, but still small enough that it scares me. They are not happy with me, but better safe than sorry.
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I hear owls occasionally. The turkey vultures are more prominent at my farm, but I have seen a small hawk several times around the house lately. I haven't been letting the OEGBs out much because of it. They are quick, but still small enough that it scares me. They are not happy with me, but better safe than sorry.

Yup, I agree... doesn't take but a fraction of a second to lose one...

All the ground predators that make the mistake of stopping at the end of my pitchfork get tossed way up the hill behind us... keeps the turkey vultures happy and crossing over our yard regularly... it's a mutually beneficial relationship... big_smile.png
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Yup, I agree... doesn't take but a fraction of a second to lose one...

All the ground predators that make the mistake of stopping at the end of my pitchfork get tossed way up the hill behind us... keeps the turkey vultures happy and crossing over our yard regularly... it's a mutually beneficial relationship... big_smile.png

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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

Yup, I agree... doesn't take but a fraction of a second to lose one...

All the ground predators that make the mistake of stopping at the end of my pitchfork get tossed way up the hill behind us... keeps the turkey vultures happy and crossing over our yard regularly... it's a mutually beneficial relationship... big_smile.png

Same here.
Edited by Pensmaster - 11/24/16 at 6:16pm
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I had a cooper's hawk get stuck in my run a couple weeks ago. It was the craziest thing id ever seen. We had to catch him and release him a few miles away. I think he was the reason one of my silkies vanished the day before.





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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

I had a cooper's hawk get stuck in my run a couple weeks ago. It was the craziest thing id ever seen. We had to catch him and release him a few miles away. I think he was the reason one of my silkies vanished the day before.






That's scary.
We've had a couple owls talking back and forth to each other every night for two weeks now.
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All four cemani that went into lockdown hatched out today. I didn't plan the black babies for Black Friday, it just happened......
Thanks @cjwaldon
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Figured you may want to check out the 2 month olds as well.....

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