I heard a hawk calling loudly and repeatedly this morning, sounding as if it were close by, so I walked outside to see if I could spot it. It was up at the very top of a tall pine tree in the yard just past my next door neighbor, with its back toward me.

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When it turned a little I saw that it was a Red-shouldered Hawk.

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Taking a look in the other direction.

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And looking back over its shoulder.

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A moment later it stirred around, leaning forward a little and lifting its tail feathers.

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The hawk took off through the pine trees.

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Flying out of the trees.

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And into the blue sky.

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Max was very happy to have his cow back today. I took it out of the tree trunk toy where Max had gotten it stuck and washed it along with his other toys, so he had a nice clean cow to play with. Of course he promptly carried the cow back out into the yard, so I’m sure it will soon be due for another wash.

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