Last night, Gracie flew from a perch on the floor, to my H’s gloved hand – almost 17 feet. Great progress! He gets up bright and early each morning to spend time with her, again at lunch and late into the evening. It’s exciting to start to see the results of his efforts. It seems that this sport, like anything that you want to become good at, takes time, patience, commitment and consistency.
When I awoke this morning, I heard a hawk’s call loud and clear in our house. But, as I ventured to the kitchen, it was a Youtube video playing for our two dogs. They are becoming more accustomed to the eery, but beautiful sound. They looked at me for verification that everything was allright, I gave them the nod, and then they assumed their normal positions on the floor.
The hawk’s call is such a unique sound. I read that often in movies, they mistakenly use the hawk’s cry for that of an eagle.
Here’s an informative bird site where you can listen to four types of calls that the Red-tailed hawk makes (scroll down a bit when the page opens): http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-tailed_Hawk/sounds