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Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!

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avatar Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 15, 2013 03:16AM
A chicken hawk (otherwise known as a red-tailed hawk) appears to be on the lookout for all chick-ons in Yosemite on Thursday:

Here he is alternatively enjoying the view of Upper Yosemite Falls while looking around for his next meal ticket:





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/2013 06:55PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 15, 2013 03:54AM
avatar Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 15, 2013 05:54PM
Not scared.

Thanks for posting some photos. Maybe I pay you back next week. tongue sticking out smiley

See you went to Mariposa Grove... any chance you take the map I sent
you and start trying to Id the previously named trees?



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 15, 2013 06:33PM
I took the photos of those trees keeping in mind of the map you sent me.

Unfortunately, I didn't hike too much of the Mariposa Grove since this was more of a family vacation and I went basically where my family wanted to go.

(They weren't too interested in hiking up the icy trail in the Mariposa Grove. Hopefully I'll have time for some solo excursions later in the month.)
avatar Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 15, 2013 07:14PM
oh wow very excellent photos!

(sitting on the top of the tree)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/15/2013 08:14PM by marmot.
avatar Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 15, 2013 07:49PM
Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 15, 2013 11:17PM
I am impressed with the red-tailed hawk, but I had a big tomcat years ago who wasn't. I came home from work and saw my cat being dive-bombed by a red-tailed hawk and I figured the cat had met his match. Twenty-four hours later, I drove on my property and the cat was strutting around a half-eaten red-tailed hawk, with his tail straight in the air. The cat went on to survive 6 years of rural living with coyotes, owls and eagles before we moved to town and then he faced down most of the dogs in the neighborhood. I shared the hawk story with our local game warden and he agreed that was one formidable cat. Ironically, my young son was highly afraid of dogs at the time but he had a cat that put most dogs on the run.
avatar Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 16, 2013 10:35AM

(sitting on the top of the tree)


(ready to pounce)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2013 10:37AM by Bee.
avatar Re: Warning to all Chick-ons: beware of Yosemite's chicken hawk!
February 16, 2013 01:45PM
watch out, those pink ones are very elusive creatures!
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