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Harrier Hawk nesting on my hunting stand

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Posts: 2,641 Senior Member
I was out checking on my two heifers that we’re getting ready to drop. One dropped her calf in the middle of the afternoon. Can’t get a good picture. 

I’ve been seeing this harrier Hawk fly of my one of my open air hunting blinds. Went to take a peak. Three eggs on the seat. Not much to keep them warm underneath. I guess she knows what she’s doing. I’ll leave her be for a few weeks. Pretty cool!

Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21


  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,360 Senior Member
    That's pretty neat....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Move your feet, lose your seat. :)
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,430 Senior Member
    Kinda cool. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,869 Senior Member
    Nice!  My parents have a family of cooper hawks that live in the city's median-strip ash tree in front of their house - about the only positive thing about that sidewalk-destroying monster.  They are positively poison on the local pigeons - frequent feather deposits and my dad even had one semi-consumed carcass fall at his feet, horror-movie style. :D

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
  • LinefinderLinefinder Posts: 7,856 Senior Member
    That's cool, Jeff. 

    I once had a flying squirrel take up residence in my box stand. He wasn't bothered by my presence in the slightest, even going so far as to walk across my shoulders a couple times. I shot 4 deer that year from that stand while he was in it. At the shot, he'd take off like his butt was aflame, but he was back in the stand the next time I came back. Only one season, though. Always wondered what happened to that little feller.

    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
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