Hawk in my yard

CaitlynLMay 2, 2013

So recently A hawk has built a nest in my front yard, along with its little babies who are adorable. I didn't mind this.. until now. I can't even go into my house without being cautious, because the Hawks keep trying to swoop down and grab my head.They have succeeded once so far. I'm sure they are just trying to protect their little chicks, But It's quite annoying and frightening when I have to run into my own house. Any advice on what I should do?

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west_gardener

Wow, a hawk in your front yard, that is a big bird with big talons.
My suggestion is to get a protective hat, while the fledgeling are in the nest. When they are gone, remove any hint of the nest so they will not come back next spring.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 7:57PM
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anneliese_32(6)

Hard hat or bike hat for the duration and as west gardener said, get rid of the nest once they are out and use the water hose if they try to build again.
I am not going to gripe again about our neighborhood mockingbird.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 7:57AM
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lilosophie

I talked with Joann about this last night, and she said that in a similar situation, she just used her umbrella as a shield

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 9:30AM
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west_gardener

That's a super idea, lilo. I could use one of these during nesting season around here. lol
See link,

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 11:37AM
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lilosophie

West Gardener - I love it!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 1:24PM
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yem1

If hawk is really dangerous then you should try to find its solution soon. You can contact to wildlife.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 5:53AM
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blacksuit

train it to guard your home while you are not at home! This will be better than any security system!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 11:22PM
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