What a memory and incredible image.
Thank you, Herschel!
On Sep 30, 2017, at 2:27 PM, Herschel Raney <herschel.raney...> wrote:
> I have only been present for one flock of Swainson's descending to earth. (They migrate in flocks like Broad-wings.)It was in San Antonio in an open area. 70 or 80 of them came spiraling down out of the distance. And they landed all around me. All on the ground. Seemed to be uninterested in what I did. An agreed stop for exhaustion? They did not seem to be feeding.
> I have never forgotten it. I just walked among hawks like they were melons. They turned their heads to watch me. Perhaps knowing, that if I did anything stupid, 70 of them could take me. And then they would eat like kings.
> Herschel Raney
> Conway AR
> On 9/30/2017 9:42 AM, Billy Jeter wrote:
>> Driving today on highway 412 between near Boise City, OK in the last 15 miles we've between 75-80 Swainson's(?) hawks sitting in the road ditch or edge of harvested fields. Zero on utility lines. What's up with this? Thanks.
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