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Two days ago Sam and I did a sit spot on top the Bryce Canyon in Utah to watch the sunrise. I kept seeing unita chipmunks dart across the dry desertscape. The orange stone hoodoos towered as pink sun rays filtered past them. Three sharp shinned/cooper's hawks dove into a juniper tree 20 feet in front of where we were sitting. One was an adult with two jeuveniles. The three were playfully hopping, diving, and eyeing the chipmonk who was crying out with trills and peeps. The poor chipmunk was pushed to the top the of the juniper only to escape when the younger hawks started playfully rough housing with each other. It seemed like the adult was teaching the younger hawks to hunt. The two young hawks would mimic the adult and occasionally extend their talons as if to hunt one another in mid air.
"The more I practice, the luckier I get!" How amazing to be able to trail to the source of the tracks - and have lunch - in Adrian Louw's trailing class! Our teachers were not just the two leggeds. The more I practice (and get to experience such cool stuff), the more passionate I get! Keep your fire stoked! It is so worth it!
Please take a moment and check out this short 2 minute clip- then head outside... youtu.be/8Q2WnCkBTw0