[TN-Bird] Black Crowned Night Herons and Red-Tailed Hawk

  • From: kim bailey <kimhbailey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:52:55 -0500

While walking on the Belle Meade Golf Course in Nashville this weekend just 
after sunset, I saw a number of Black-Crowned Herons in the creek, which is 
very low. I returned the next evening and saw an adult with an immature. When 
leaving, I rounded a corner and came face to face with a Red-tailed Hawk who 
was in the process of eating a squirrel on the ground. I froze in my tracks and 
watched for at least 5 minutes from a mere 4 or 5 feet away. Occasionally he 
would stop and check me out, then return to eating. Definitely the closest 
encounter I've ever had with a wild hawk!
Kim Bailey


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