A couple of days ago our yard was graced with the presence of “Hawk”, a beautiful cinnamon breasted bird of prey. My camera sucks at long distance pictures and I only had a brief time to observe it through my binoculars. So, based on coloration, what little I got to see through the binoculars (I’m not an expert birder) and it’s size when it took flight, it appears to be (I’m guesstimating it as) a juvenile Northern Harrier. The first I’ve ever seen.
Northern Harriers are the only harriers in North America. They prefer to hunt in open areas and, like owls, can hunt by sound. Their faces are feathered in a disc shape like an owl for this purpose. They tend to eat small- to medium-sized mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.
The males tend to have more than one mate. This Hawk actually nests and roosts on the ground! They lay 4 to 6 eggs each year which hatch in roughly 30 days. The young hawks fledge at about 4 or 5 weeks of age but stay together and are cared for by the parents for another couple of weeks.
From a spiritual standpoint, Hawk flies into your life to alert you that a message is on its way to help you to your destiny. He is a messenger of the sky. Pay attention, look around you. An opportunity may be coming your way. Or you may be asked to use Hawk’s vantage point to see what in your life stops you from flying.
This site has a very nice explanation of Hawk’s meaning http://www.shamanicjourney.com/article/6020/hawk-power-animal-messenger-discernment-intuition-observation-wisdom-courage-truth-
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Saver is safe back at school. 1:43 AM! Time to wrap it up!