A home on our street is for sale. I was driving by it a few minutes ago, and saw this beautiful majestic bird on the sign. A falcon? An eagle?
It is huge. I thought it would fly away when I went close to it. But it didn’t care. Just sat there checking the street out.

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I posted the pictures on face book and T Mike Curly told me what it was. A red-tailed hawk. I did not know that hawks would be this large. He also sent me similar images, and they look exactly like this bird. Really really neat and grand.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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21 Responses to

  1. What a beautiful hawk! Those eyes staring at you in the 2nd picture looks so intimidating.

  2. slmret says:

    He’s a beautiful, fat bird! How fortunate to see him sitting on the sign for long enough to get so many shots!

    • Zakiah says:

      I know, right. He just kept staring at me. I am not going to say that I was not scared.

      • slmret says:

        Yes — those talons are pretty intimidating, as are the eyes staring at you. But as long as you are still and not threatening him, he’ll probably just watch you. It’s pretty special to see a hawk so close!

  3. mrswrangler says:

    We saw a bald eagle today.

  4. murisopsis says:

    There are several hawks on campus thankfully! If there were no hawks the squirrel and chipmunk populations would be out of hand!! The photos are great and really show off the size of the hawk.

    • Zakiah says:

      It was a treat for me. Davis was in the car with me. We turned in the cul de sac, and returned to that house. It was awesome just looking at his c eyes.

    • Zakiah says:

      It was a treat for me. Davis was in the car with me. We turned in the cul de sac, and returned to that house. It was awesome just looking at his c eyes.

  5. Such a majestic hawk! And what a wonderful joy in your day to get to see him! 🙂 Great photos of him, SweetZ! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…maybe Mr. Hawk is a real estate agent?! 😉 😛
    Sorry for the hawk-ward joke! 😉 😀

  6. The hawk shows the quietness of the strong ones .
    you have captured great photos, Zakiah .
    love ❤

  7. He’s beautiful. We have a few around here. LOVE seeing them but rarely able to get a photo.

    • Zakiah says:

      One time my neighbor and I were walking round the neighborhood, and as we turned the corner, we saw this huge owl just sitting in the grass of a home. I took a picture of that. This is the first time I have come so close to a big bird.

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