Tuesday, June 30, 2009


29 June 2009

Caw Caw Caw ---- Silence ---- WOOSH (repeat)

This morning hiked over Bald Mtn. (elevation 2,629 feet). After a short break at the Bald Mtn. Brook Lean-to, set off. The trail started around a small boggy pond with dead trees sticking up out of the water. At the top of one was a Hawk calling out. Interesting. The calling stopped, and then, unexpectedly, from the rear, WOOSH, the bird flew low and inches over my head before soaring off to another tree. Caw Caw Caw. Silence. Next attack! This happened about 10 times until I had walked past the pond. Unfortunately the trail went 3/4 of the way around so it took some time. Started to use my hiking poles to counter-attack, but a heavy bird soaring full bore directly at your head is quite intimidating. Fortunately it was not hunting... probably just protecting some nearby newborns and wanting to frighten me off.

1 comment:

  1. wow, Mark what an adventure. I really have enjoyed reading about it. Thanks for keeping us informed. On On...

    mary flaum