Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Mr. Jim Hawkins
These are not my pictures, I didn't have my camera, these pictures
came off of the Google image search.
I thought I would let my hens out to enjoy the cool of the morning.
When I opened the door to the coops, they just looked at me with the
look of deep sadness at my inability to not notice my surroundings.
I lifted my head and listened and I noticed no sound of sparrows,
Even the parrots were in the top of the cottonwoods being very silent.
I walked out and looked around looking for a hawk.
I couldn't see anything and made my chickens get out of the coops.
My thinking being it is to early for the Sharp-Shinned hawks to be returning
to the winter hunting grounds. The chickens got almost on my feet they stayed so
close to me.
I walked out in the garden to turn the water on when I noticed that the Mockingbirds
were very upset. As my eyes traveled to what they were dive bombing I saw it was a hawk.
I should have went back in the house and got my camera, because it had no fear of me.
I walked up so close that it would have been a good picture. It flew off up into a tree, but
kept flying back down over my head. There was a flock of sparrows that it wanted to
have for breakfast. I stood there, finally being mad at me it flew off to the tree around my
chicken coop. I know that my big hens are to big but my bantam hens are so little
he would get them and my white silkie is just a target.
I ran across the pasture to my yard, my big hens
had got back in their pen and were hiding in the little house.
But what broke my heart was my little bantams were hiding under
the rabbit hutch and had flattened themselves to the ground. They were
I walked around and I knew he was in the pine tree next to the coop but he was
being very quiet.
I caught each one of my bantams and put them in the coop, and as I walked away,
he started scolding me.
I know now that when I let my chickens out, I will have to stay out there
with them because Mr. Jim Hawkins has returned to his winter hunting grounds.
The crows are also returning it is so to see the secret signs of fall.