Thursday, September 19, 2013
It was almost two months ago since I spotted a raptor along Helena Road. Since then, both Ed and I have been seeing hawks of one kind or another throughout Huron County.
This raptor, looking very much like the bird that I saw in July, was clinging to the glass protector on a utility pole on M-25 out near Huron City today. I spotted the bird soaring above the highway, wings outspread and enjoying the thermals. Then the raptor settled down on the top of this pole.
I grabbed my camera, the trusty point-and-shoot, and walked over to the pole. The bird flared a bit, tottered on the glass, and took off in another spectacular show of soaring wings and graceful glide paths over the ripening bean fields.
Maybe the hunting is good along the highway, or maybe it is time to be gathering for migration. Whatever the event, it was great to see this majestic bird in action.
Wanda Hayes Eichler