Ok, don't laugh. I have a question I feel silly asking, but I gotta do it anyway. For the last week I have seen a hawk on my way to work in the morning. It is always in the same general area, sitting on a fence post. Probably not always the very same fence post, but within a stretch of 3 or 4. I keep wondering why it is staying right there in the same place- and is that what they do? I guess I always thought they flew around and lived wherever there was a food source. It has occurred to me that maybe it's a momma and is hanging close to the nest....? This leads me to another silly question- If I don't see any hawks regularly at my place, does this mean there are none that 'live' near me? Forgive me my silly questions, it's just that I rarely see hawks at all and never gave them any thought until I got my chicks. Reminds me of a time a few years back when my daughter was about 7-ish- she came running in the house all breathless and excited. She tells me, "Mommy, you HAVE to come outside!! There's 3 HUGE BALD EAGLES flying in a circle over the horse pen!!!" She now knows that those "Bald Eagles" are the not-so-glamorous Buzzard.