Raptor attention
Saturday October 06th 2012, 10:48 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

Swooping in an arc around the patio, and suddenly it was across the yard, having grabbed a small bite on the fly as a second finch hid stock still in the elephant ears. A few hours later something again caught my eye and I looked up: it somehow did a hairpin turn right in the olive tree and away. Whoosh!

A Cooper’s hawk in flight is like time personified: when you’re paying rapt attention, the moment stretches  from here to forever, and yet look away and it’s gone. How on earth do they go that fast? It’s like the speed at which little kids grow up. After they grow up.

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I’m glad the Coopers know you are (almost always) watching.

Comment by Channon 10.07.12 @ 6:14 am

Yeah, rapt attention. Punderful!

Comment by Don Meyer 10.07.12 @ 10:21 am

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