Hawk Honking

Life in Iowa:

Red-tailed hawk

On my last visit to Iowa, I observed a new road trip game. As one drives the lonely, two-lane blacktops in the Hawkeye State, there are numerous red-tailed hawks sitting on fenceposts, telephone poles and signposts. The object of the game, is to honk your car horn as you pass the hawk, hoping to get its attention.

Of the 20 or so hawk-honkings that I witnessed, I was amused to see that 95% of the hawks paid absolutely no attention to the honking what-so-ever. I still believe that the one that moved was nudged by a strong gust of wind.

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Just a basic, down to Earth, laid back type of guy here, who loves the outdoors, the indoors, jazz on the turntable, a fire in the woodstove, the northern lights blazing across the sky, and the company of good friends. View all posts by icefogger

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