To all the good folks out there, I have weathered both storms in both my Mississippi Coast home, and my Houston apartment, I have been busy at work and helping others get their places back in order. I will try to make some time to get back into writing some more very soon. I am starting to feel Jinxed with me being in the places where these storms have headed the past few years.
Before Hurricane Katrina hit the coast at my home in South Mississippi, there was a pair of red Tail Hawks that would sit in the tall pines at the back of my yard. There is a large field behind my house and a couple of small wooded areas for them to hunt. After Katrina we were only seeing one hawk, and it had the most mournful call looking for its mate. It was a very sad call different then the normal call. We could hear it calling from different areas behind our house, this lasted for about 6 months. I do not know if the mate was killed or maybe became disorientated in the storm and became lost.
Red Tail Hawks, like most raptors, mate for life, but will take a new mate if something happens to the mate. Both male and female look the same, other then the male is slightly smaller.
When I went home last week I noticed a pair of Red Tails in the trees again patrolling the fields and woods. I would like to know if this is the same pair, or the one found a new mate, or this is a new pair. Either way I am glad to see that there are hawks again in my backyard. I like to watch rapters soaring in flight, and and from my yard I have seen a variety of them, Hawks, Kestrels, Mississippi and Swallow Tail Kites, Owls, Osprey, and even natures clean up specialists Vultures (buzzards). Also we saw a pair of Bald eagles about 3 miles from the house one afternoon.
When I figure out how to add pictures to a blog I will post some.
Thanks for stopping by,
Updated: 12:30 AM GMT on September 25, 2008
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