The dog was very agitated one afternoon last week, so I went outside to throw a ball for him. Instead, he lead me to this poor hawk, sitting on the rocks in my fountain.
A woman from the local wildlife rescue came to get him—or her.
The bird wasn’t the least bit upset by the woman but every time my 90-pound hound came near, it spread its wings to ward off the dog. Sure worked! The wing looks broken but when the rescue woman picked up the bird, the wing seemed perfectly fine.
I got some wonderful photos too…the closest I’ve ever been to this kind of bird. —Nan Sterman, Encinitas, California