Red tail Hawk Encounter

The Red Tail Hawk is a Native here in the Canyons and Arroyos of the California Coast. I was walking at home and spotted this magnificent female sitting on one of my fences and with great fortune I had my camera in hand. The Indigenous People consider this animal legendary for it's focus strength and poise, it soars so high it is known to bring human perspective as it seems to touch the spiritual world. It is said that a visitation by the Hawk reminds us to approach life using skilled precision and to be aware of the interconectedness of all things. This spirit animal signals clarity of direction on the path of life.

She patiently waited for me...

This lovely creature allowed me to get within 3 feet of her to take my pictures. I finally realized she was guarding a fresh kill that was right below her on the ground. Once I walked back she swooped down and enjoyed her meal, a wild rabbit she'd caught on the driveway. I felt like she was willing to allow me the visitation and I completely fell under her spell.

The next day I'm in my kitchen...

I look out the patio doorway and there she is, watching me. I began to coo to her telling her how beautiful and what a proud bird she is, I took more pictures and then slowly and carefully opened the door and came outside with her. I kept taking photos, she was very inquisitive, looking at me this way and that. Finally she spread her magnificent wings and took off. What an incredible wildlife experience, one I'll never forget.  Now my heart aches as I look for her everyday.


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