Watching over him like a hawk
Wednesday April 10th 2013, 8:37 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

Walked out of the room while working on dinner, walked back in exactly as the hawk appeared behind the feeder, giving me a beautiful close-up view as a pair of finches freaked and took off.

And… More than the traditional bracelet (there was one, and Parker wanted one on his arm too in solidarity with his brother), the hospital had this monitor on Hudson: that baby wasn’t being taken anywhere by anybody he wasn’t supposed to while he was their patient. Alarms would have sounded.

Sounds quite sensible to me.

I wrote this, saved the draft, and walked outside to do my evening tour of the still-growing number of apple blossoms.

And heard, with the new hearing aids, surely nowhere near all of them, but here, and over there, and way over thataway far across the fence, all the birds with lower-pitched voices, and they weren’t crows…

I’ve heard descriptions for years now of peregrine parents in nesting season e-chupping at each other. I came in and played an online recording to be sure, and there it was–I now know what that sounds like in hawkspeak. I guess I really do have a pair out there, since they’re talking to each other. It had simply never occurred to me that I (or anybody) could know by hearing them. I heard the birds!!! My mind, it is blown.

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Oh that precious little bundle! I hope you get to cuddle him soon!

Comment by Jody 04.11.13 @ 4:22 am

I agree with Jody! And your grandbabies always look bigger when you’re holding them!

Comment by LynnM 04.11.13 @ 4:27 am

Miracles still happen.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.11.13 @ 6:54 am

the hospitals are pretty tight with nurseries now days — when Mr Cute was born you had to be buzzed in to the maternity ward after identifying yourself and you had to be on the “pre-approved” list to get buzzed in

sad statement about the state of affairs, but good that they are taking precautions

Comment by bev 04.11.13 @ 9:22 am

Congratulations on being able to hear the birds. I love hearing them and am so glad you can too, now.

I went to visit my dog Scruffy in intensive care last night. To my surprise, the ward is locked. It appeared they were taking very good care of him indeed.

Comment by RobinM 04.11.13 @ 9:25 am

Love the photo, and new, secure technology – for your ears and babies.

Comment by Channon 04.11.13 @ 9:41 am

Now the question is who will be the tallest – Parker or Hudson? Now a new dimension to your wildlife yard — all the noises that go with it! Congratulations!

Comment by Don Meyer 04.11.13 @ 10:15 am

New babe and new ears! So glad for you!

Comment by kmom 04.11.13 @ 7:08 pm

I just couldn’t be happier for you, for the babe and for hearing! Anyone who disparages modern technology ought to read about your miracle!

Comment by Debbi 04.12.13 @ 4:49 am

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