We are seeing lots of hawks here at Plimoth Plantation. I will show you some pictures of hawks I took here at Plimoth Plantation . We have seen a lot hawks around especially since we have closed to the public this winter.
One of the reasons for seeing more Hawks is its winter and the tree’s are bare no leafs. It is also so quite around here too the mice and other rodants are moving around our pathways and sites with out any people to scare them away. Its easy for the hawks to see them run around on the white snow.
The other day I was talking to some of the CID Education staff in the visitor center on the second floor of the building. The second floor over looks the Wampanoag Home-site. I just happen to look out the window and what did I see a white object in a tree in the Wampanoag home-site what was it? it was the white chest of a Red Tailed hawk, I think it was a big Male. He was a foot or more tall.
When I looked closer out the window what did I see it was another Red tail Hawk closer then the other hawk. They were about 20 feet away from each other on the tops of evergreen tree’s. They were Watching each other. The second hawk was smaller and Is back was facing us and you could see that bright red tail very well.
I thought they might be a matting pair hunting together and maybe they were. I saw the big hawk fly down to the ground out of my view, just then the smaller hawk followed after the big hawk maybe they had a meal together. I really wish I could see them but the trees hide them. If I had my camera I might of got a picture of them In the trees.
On 1/15/2010 I was going to meet one of the CID Artisons (Mike.F.) in their parking lot. When I pulled in to the lot in my truck Mike.F. and Brian.B. told me about a hawk that flew down a few minutes ago and picked off a squirrel off some logs and had it back behind the logs and go take a look. I quietly went around the logs and their he was still trying to kill his meal he look at me and pined his meal to the ground.
I was told by Brian.B. the squirrel was giving the hawk a good fight when he saw it but when I got their hawk had the squirrel pined down. It was so awesome! I got some picture but I think they might be a little much to show you, just in case young one are reading this. Here are some pictures I can show you hope you like them.
Heres a hawk on the roof of a Pilgrim house in the Village.
Here’s another hawk in a tree by one of our buildings . This is a great photo look you can see his claw , he let me walk right under him to get this picture. What a great Bird after I took this picture he flew away right over my head so cool.
Well hope you like the pictures of the hawks, If I get to take more photos of hawk this winter I will post them on the blog.