Hawk Heaven

We call the arroyo next to our neighborhood the “wildlife preserve” because it teems with rabbits and roadrunners, the occasional coyote, and now a half dozen Cooper’s hawks. They hang out in the same scraggly tree every morning. They fly low over the brushy landscape like it was hawk heaven. Either the pigeons are smart enough to go elsewhere, or the hawks have been dining on pigeon in great numbers. There are advantages to being at the top of the food chain, especially . . .

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

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  1. If you live in the Midwest in or near a big city, you might not realize there are hawk heavens . But they do exist. Falcons and hawks have found their niche. Pigeons’ numbers have declined and their bones litter some high rise condo balconies. These birds of prey can also be seen in suburbs, high up in the trees, wherever pigeons and small rodents are populous. Urbanity is also a kind of hawk heaven – one that reminds the citified of us we are all connected with each other at some level. Nature in the big cities can be found in more than the garden patch.

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