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New Neighbors July 6, 2015

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

A couple of months ago, some new neighbors took up residence in the ’hood: a pair of broad-winged hawks.

It’s possible that I’ve heard broad-winged hawks from my own yard before, but I don’t think so. Suddenly, here they are, soaring above my house, calling. (To hear what they sound like, go here.)

I hear them almost every day.

What made them choose my neighborhood? Truly, I’d like to know.

They arrive at a time when I’m dealing with neighbors who are moving away—neighbors whom I love. I’m heartbroken.

They arrive at a time when I wish certain other neighbors would move away, at a time when I find the words white trash flitting through my mind in spite of myself. (It turns out I really do want people to take care of things and be respectful toward each other.)

I’m guessing some of my bird and small-mammal neighbors are not as happy as I am about the hawks.

But I get a little thrill every time I hear that whistle.


1. Dona - July 6, 2015

How exciting to have broad-winged hawk neighbors and sorry about your exiting neighbors, Maybe you will get some new good neighbors soon.

2. Mali - July 7, 2015

It is always hard to say good-bye to good friends. But I’m glad the hawks have come into your life too. Maybe they’re a good omen for new neighbours.

And I think most of us “want people to take care of things and be respectful toward each other.”

Like you, I get a thrill when the kereru visit, so I can imagine how you feel when you hear the hawks.

3. guacachocolatte - July 8, 2015

I sympathize with the loss of your loved neighbours, empathize with your feelings around your less-loved neighbours, and am delighted about the recent avian enhancement of your environs.

4. susan365 - July 8, 2015

I opened this post with caution because of my own neighbor issues. I wish mine made high whistle sounds instead of . . . well, never mind.

indigobunting - July 8, 2015

I feel your pain. Truly.

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