Nov. 13th, 2011

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I feel like I should check in.  This week has been mostly uneventful.  One more 5-day week, then a 2-day week before Thanksgiving Break.  I attended a birthday get-together at a friend's house Saturday night.  I think I would like to have something to do every Saturday night from now on.  That would get me through the winter just fine. 

I walked a total of 4 miles, which amounts to two round-trip walks to the dojo.  I enjoy watching the hawks in the field hovering and swooping.  I saw a pair of Kestrels kiting in the high winds.  They are the smallest of the raptors and were trying to get some respect.  The songbirds did not seem to fear them, which seemed to annoy the Kestrels a great deal.  "I am a magnificent raptor.  You WILL respect my authority..."  I couldn't help but think of the Chicken Hawk from the Warner Brothers cartoons. 

I don't know why you wouldn't respect the American Kestrel.  The smallest of the falcons (7-8 inches in length), they can hover in one spot in the air quickly flapping their wings (a behavior called kiting) until they see their prey and swoop in on it...

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