Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Another day I was by the ocean and after long winter desperately trying to get some pigmentation under bright afternoon sun. It’s about time to enjoy some meal in this vast open space I decided. By holding food in one hand and chopsticks in another, I balanced myself on an old tree. All of a sudden, one hawk dived into my salad plate. Hey, that’s not fair! All I could notice was sound of scary, sharp nails, but they were useless to grab anything from macaroni salad.

Beware of Hawks
Image: Sign warning about sudden attacks from the sky. When I saw this sign, I though that they are afraid of humans anyway. Who cares about this ?

Everyone is into Italian food. Do hawks really like macaroni ? What food they have for lunch ? I put salad on old tree to see what they will do with it.

Video: simulated hawk attacks. Please, never try this at home!

As you can see in video, there are many hawks on the beach and they are not afraid of people. They were even appeared to be interested in my book I was holding in hands. Only probable reason I can think of, why hawks are not afraid, is that they are being fed by the affectionate people.


Alison said...

Wow, this is amazing!

They're even less afraid than the seagulls at British beaches...

Mountaincat said...

Not even afraid, but also unpolite to snatch food from behind.