The Package – Not   20 comments

As I got off the elevator yesterday after work and walked into the lobby of our building heading to the back entrance to go to my car, I noticed what looked like a package at the back door.


I thought it was strange and as I got closer, I stopped dead in my tracks.  It was not a package it was a stunned young hawk!


We stared at each other.  Then I finally came to my senses and said, “Camera! Pictures! Hurry!”  As I inched my way closer to the doors, I realized the poor little guy was most likely hurt or in a bit of shock.

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As the flash from my camera went off, Mr. C Hawk perked up a bit, but continued staring at me.  I started talking to him as others gathered  and pulled out their camera phones to get their pictures of the star of the evening.  We were in awe to see such a beautiful creature right on our back porch so to speak!


I finally called animal control and I am telling you, they were there in less than 5 minutes!  I was shocked. I met the guy in the front of the building to let him know where Mr. C Hawk was hanging out.  He asked me to describe the bird and I was so proud to show him my awesome pictures of my new friend. 🙂


While the animal control guy got all his bird catcher gear ready, I went back to Mr. C Hawk and told him help was on the way.  My co-worker was saying that it really seemed like the little guy was actually listening to me.  So as the bird catcher came from behind Mr. C Hawk, I continued talking to my friend so that he would stay focused on me.  The bird catcher had him caught and put in a cage before Mr. C Hawk even knew what was going on and before I could snap any photos of the capture!


 The animal control guy thanked me for my help and they were off. Mr. C Hawk would now be cared for at the wild bird rescue station. See yah Mr. C Hawk.  Here’s to a speedy recovery! It was a pleasure meeting you last evening!


Psalm 17 

6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

7 Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.

8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings

9 from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
from my mortal enemies who surround me.


Posted July 17, 2007 by Lana G! in Birds, Events, Friends, Life, Photo

20 responses to “The Package – Not

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  1. Fabulous photos of the little Hawk! Wow…

    Mr. Hawk was amazing and a fabulous surprise after a long day at the office!

  2. Great pics and Mr. Hawk is much easier to see than from your camera. Amazing creation of our great and awesome God!!

    Vera, you are so right! I loved how the pics came out on the computer and our God is truly awesome!

  3. That is so amazing! Do you think an owl will show up on my doorstep someday?

    With a post from home and its name shall be Hedwig!

  4. What a special experience — both to be able to see this lovely bird so close at hand and to be able to contribute to its rescue. I think things like this are such wonderful gifts.

    Oh Cynthia! It was amazing!

  5. You’re a hero. That’s a really beautiful bird and I’m glad he got rescued.

    I’m glad he was rescued too! My new little buddy!

  6. Thanks for sharing those photos, Lana! How awesome that you had your camera with you (or do you always have your camera with you?).

    True confessions – ALWAYS have my camera with me! 😉

  7. You have such awesome happenings, Lana. I especially liked the part about camera, pictures, hurry – because I always picture (haha) you with your camera hanging around your neck at all times! And, was Mr Hawk named C for “Sea”hawks maybe?? thank you for you fabulous pics and story.

    M Lou – YOU ARE CORRECT! SEAHAWKS! And the camera is about the same size as my cell phone so it is wonderfully convenient to always have it tag along! 😉

  8. OK, Wow! Amazing!

    Svet – FOR SURE!

  9. Amazing pictures! My favorite romantic movie is Ladyhawke. This reminded me again of how gorgeous God has made these birds.

    Elle, to be able to see Mr C Hawk up close and personal was beyond amazing – yes there is a GOD!

  10. How cool! Thanks for popping over to broomhuggers – glad I found you through it – neat place you have here!

  11. Way to go, sis! You are something else. Never a dull moment for you.

  12. What a delightful guest greeting you. I am always amazed at hawks!

  13. That was an interesting story, thank you! I hope Mr. C. Hawk is quickly recovering not at the wild bird rescue station!

  14. What a beautiful bird and event you have blessed us all with. And Mr. C. Hawk was the most blessed of all!!!

  15. There is a raptor rescue center on the street right behind my house, and we see many beautiful birds like your hawk, they are fascinating, but you have to keep an eye on small dogs when they are about. Thank you for sharing.

  16. What a great story! What a wonderful person you are to take time to help and injured animal! Thanks for sharing.


  17. Thats cool, I do wish the bird well recovery, for whatever may be the reason behind his day.

  18. I’m sure Mr. Hawk appreciated your efforts to help him after what must have been a bad day!

  19. What a great story and rescue. Love it. He’s so cute. Lucky him to find you.

  20. Amazing pictures…how lucky for you to be that close…and how lucky for him that you were able to get him to a place that will take good care of him! If only everyone had a space in their heart for animals that have no voice *sigh*…thanks for sharing and thanks for doing the right thing!

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