When The Red Tailed Hawk Cries-Listen

Maggie’s pawsability thought for the day:

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

Red Tailed Hawk

  Yesterday afternoon on our walk Maggie and I kept hearing a crying sound. We couldn’t quite figure out if it was a bird or some other animal, perhaps a cat? As we continued our walk we tried to track the direction where the sound was coming from. We struck gold. Camouflaged high up in an oak tree was a red tailed hawk. It’s body’s feathers above its talons fluttering in the breeze. When we approached the hawk it sat there still. Then, once again it emitted its loud cries. Who or what was it crying for? Maybe crying for its partner who was soaring (hunting) back by where we live? Holy Moly! Maggie’s paws and my feet were right beneath it. We felt honored to be in its presence. Our small point & shoot camera captured the hawk’s cries on video, although a bit shaky. Thirty seconds after we stopped filming- the red tailed hawk flew off. Our precious moment deep in nature instantly evaporated. We choose to think this red tailed hawk let us film it because it’s familiar with us. We’ve seen this neighborhood hawk many times before; standing on the ground with prey in its talons, soaring close above our heads, running on the ground just feet away, and now perched high up in the old oak tree. We thank this magnificent bird for allowing us to understand everything better. Maggie and I reflected on how we are all part of each other although separate and individual.

Click to see our video: RED TAILED HAWK CRIES

4 comments to When The Red Tailed Hawk Cries-Listen

  • Bella Remy Photography  says:

    Probably crying because he was hungry!

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:


  • FeyGirl  says:

    I LOVE their cries!! On our hikes, they’ll follow us around sometimes, crying incessantly as they hunt (in pairs, usually) — and my guy will holler back. Sometimes they’ll stop on a nearby tree, and cry back, and we’ll sit like that for some time as I try to get a shot. :)

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    Awesome! Their cries are haunting and mesmerizing at the sane time. We love these birds. They exude a special magic that seems to command reverence. :)

    Sent from my iPhone

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