You will not believe this! Yup a hawk in the house! Well not exactly but close to it.
Well it was not my house but at a friends house. My friend had a young immature Cooper's hawk go into the back part of his house! I got a phone call and I had to go over and get some photos!
I was too scared when I saw the hawk, he looked so fierce and scary. And What To Do? The hawk had walked calmly I guess into the back house part. He then had gone to the window and was insisting that the window should let him out as he did not know glass was there. He kept smacking his head on the glass and flying hard into it. Yikes. I was no help at all, I just freaked out holding my camera very tightly and looking at the very angry hawk.
I thought wow that hawk has such large talons and such a large beak and he looks like he wants to land on my head. He might land on the camera! Yikes. I moved as far away as possible and no thought of pictures.
My friend was so calm. He simply put on large gloves picked up the distressed angry hawk and took him outside. Wow I was super impressed with that! This guy could work with raptors for sure. He was the hawk whisperer, or the hawk saviour. He looked like he had done it a million times before! He was the most incredibly calm person I have ever seen with a bird in distress.
I took no pictures of the whole thing till they were outside, I sorta was hiding from the fierce, angry hawk! What a wimp I was!
After my friend picked up the hawk, the hawk became very docile, he was like best friends with my friend. He became like a baby hawk and hung his head way down to show how well behaved he was now. I thought I wonder when he lets go of him will he land on me, perhaps land on my head and take out his anger on me, hmmmmm, well I moved farther away from the launching off site.
Hawks go limp like this when they are picked up for banding or handled I have been told.
My friend just released the hawk and sorta lifted him up and the hawk flew off to the fence in the backyard. He flew to a low fence. He sat there quite close to where I was and looked at me like he was confused and still angry. I was not scared of him then so I got a few pictures. He flew up to the tree.
After he flew up to the tree he cried and cried and called out like a baby. "Ki Ki Ki" he called out for such a long time. I looked up in the tree and realised that there were two Cooper's hawk there now! Him and another one. He kept calling out telling everyone how upset he was and what a terrible thing that window was and all about the big hands that picked him up and saved him. The two hawks were in the tree for a while talking about this situation and then they flew off!
I never took many pictures and no video, what a poor National Geographic photographer I would be! What a wimp I am! Hah Hah.
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