While debating on who should get out of bed because it was cold, Leecy yells, “holy crap, there’s a big bird!”
As we both dash out of bed to look at the backyard window, I noticed a huge Hawk sitting in my Maple Tree right above my Koi pond. That sucker was looking for a meal!
It’s not unusual for us to see a Hawk, but it is unusual for the Hawk to land on my Maple Tree and stare at the Koi in my Koi pond. This particular Hawk was a Red Shouldered Hawk (at least that’s what I think it is).
After sitting in the Maple Tree for about 10 minutes, this bird had the audacity to fly down even closer to the Pond and land on a moss covered rock.
Fortunately, we have netting covering the Pond to keep the leaves from falling in there, and perhaps that’s about the only reason it didn’t grab one of my Koi and have a nice meal.
To make things even more interesting, as I was sitting out in the backyard this evening, I notice another Hawk sitting in a tree. If I’m not mistaken, this one was a Red Tailed Hawk (sorry the picture is not that great and the branches are distracting).
I’ve been corrected by Peter P, who has informed me this is a Red Shouldered Hawk, and not a Red-Tailed Hawk.
That Hawk was in the trees behind my backyard, which is where I’m used to seeing them.
Has anyone with a Koi or Goldfish Pond ever experienced Hawks hunting your fish?