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Lady Hawke 9/10/14 by Keithsannoyingphotos  First of all, Thank You for all the Birthday wishes.
Second: do you remember last winter me going on and on about the hawk who had taken up residence on my back porch?  This was a very young Cooper's Hawk who had been found abandoned by her parents and who was rescued by the Wildlife Center who released her to the wild in August 2013.  In December she arrived in my back yard and was clearly struggling to find food and survive.  I began giving her a mouse a day to help her along and she seemed to be doing better.  Then in April, she vanished and I feared the worst(only about 1 in 10 hawks survive to become adults).  But today she appeared again, alighting on a fence-post just outside my studio window.  I can only assume that she stopped by to wish me a Happy Birthday!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Aww...maybe she'll do that again this year!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope so.  I have sold the house and I told the buyers all about her.  They seemed intrigued by the idea of buying a house that came with its own hawk.
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ArtcatDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
What a lovely birthday gift to have an unexpected visit from an old friend.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I messaged the Wildlife Center to let them know.  They don't often hear back about their releases.
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IvareEnimEuge Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I knew she would survive!!! *w* <3!

I'm a bit late, but happy birthday!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)  No worries!  I worry about you and Lebanon.  I hope everything is ik there!
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IvareEnimEuge Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
yeah, I know, the world is going a bit crazy.... -_-
I'm working in another country in these months (I'm in Italy!), but I'm hoping the best for mine!
Peace is the only answer, one must believe that. :)!!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)If you have to go somewhere to get away from the insanity, Italy is a good choice!
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IvareEnimEuge Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
there's a whole different level of insanity here... eh eh. But in a good way ;) .
All that "talking with the hands" is a great distraction, I'm going to miss it!

Let's hope for peace, always!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah :peace:  When we were living in Jordan, Lebanon was where you went for peace and quiet.  I hope it will go back to being that way again!
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IvareEnimEuge Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Oh, I'm so glad to hear that you've visited my country and you've enjoyed your time there!
Peace is such a precious thing to defend!
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it looks like we are going back to drop bombs in the Middle East.  I pray that we can do something right for a change and leave that part of the world better for having been there.
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Happy Birthday, Kieth. What a lovely present.
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!:)
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
:cake:
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hungry:
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Oh, what a delightful story, truly a happy birthday visit :D
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Keithspangle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was worried that she would never learn to hunt for herself...but she appears to have learned her trade.
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