Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bully or Brave?

This morning I saw my daughter walking out the door in her pj's, holding a camera. "What are you up to?" I asked her. She pointed to this giant hawk that was sitting in a nearby tree. He was HUGE and very peaceful looking. In fact, he didn't seem to have a care in the world. Suddenly, this little blue jay, that was tiny in comparison, comes out of nowhere and begins tormenting the hawk. The blue jay fluttered about and occasionally slammed into the hawk's head. The hawk remained composed and didn't flinch or even seem to get mad at the blue jay. After roughly six body slams by the blue jay, the silent hawk took off. I don't know if that little blue jay was a bully or a brave soul. Nonetheless, it is the hawk's reaction that impresses me most.

P.S. Sorry the image isn't that great. I need a powerful zoom lense.

9 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what a beautiful hawk...i have a little kestrel here that the crows torment.... why is animal world so tough?

i'll be back soon to visit....

kary
xxx

Amy Blogs @ River Rock Cottage said...

Hmmm....I bet you've got a bluejay nest near by!

KarenSue said...

I think your right Amy. Blue Jays are pretty brave when it comes to there nest.

fairfieldhouse said...

I've seen blue jays attack cats but never a hawk. Interesting post. Thank you for sharing. I am new to blogging but enjoyed reading through some of your entries as well as your shop! I will be returning.

- Deborah

Chrissy said...

Great post,my vote is bully,those blue jays can be quite nasty...all the best Chrissy

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

whoa. what a fun witness of nature! Can you imagine having the patience of a hawk? Wow, I pray for that...

Happy Tuesday ~

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

whoa. what a fun witness of nature! Can you imagine having the patience of a hawk? Wow, I pray for that...

Happy Tuesday ~

Anonymous said...

I know why the beautiful hawk was just sitting there... we have this happen a lot. (This is sad though...) The hawks attack and destroy the nests, eating all the eggs and no pecking or screaming stops it. Blue Jays and blackbirds will continue diving and attacking in revenge for their lost nests until the hawk flies away (he is full).

farmhouse wares said...

I can't believe that I didn't think of a nest nearby, but Amy, I think you're right. The Hawk was back too. Now I feel bad for the blue jay.