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For those of us who live in regions where they thrive, what is your first thought when you see a hawk?

OH WOW! It's Tobias!
20 (30.8%)
That reminds me of Tobias.
33 (50.8%)
Oh cool, a hawk.
9 (13.8%)
It's a bird.
1 (1.5%)
You wouldn't notice if a hawk flew by.
2 (3.1%)

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What ever happened to Tobias?
« on: May 12, 2009, 07:11:24 PM »
I know this isn't exactly specific to the Animorphs series, but I think it's still too relevant for the general board. So, what is your first thought/reaction when you see a hawk fly around overhead?

I only say this because I saw three different hawks recently, and Animorphs crossed my mind every time.

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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 07:37:33 PM »
There are red-tails in Maine.  The closest I've ever been to a wild one was about 4 m, when he (or she) got mobbed by crows.  Nasty crows. 

But, I don't really freak out or anything.  8)
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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 07:44:37 PM »
There's toooons of hawks by me, and my apartment complex is backed right up against a great meadow for them to live. Everytime I see them flying around I imagine that they're Tobias, or I imagine I can be up there flying around too.

It's especially cool when you see them dive down for the kill.

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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 07:45:03 PM »
I don't think most people freak out, I just mean to ask if Animorphs or Tobias are among your first thoughts when you see one.

Yesterday I saw a large hawk circling a pond with some ducks in it. I waited for a while to see if the hawk would try to take one, but it didn't.

Closet I've been to one was when it was perched in a tree about 15m above me.

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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 07:48:01 PM »
When they, I think, free some birds each year, they always release a red-tailed hawk. But I've never seen one with my own eyes before.

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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 08:38:46 PM »
We had a whole mess of hawks for a while here, and every time I'd point one out to someone, I'd secretly think "tobias is stalking me again"  XD
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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009, 08:40:01 PM »
I voted that it reminds me of Tobias.


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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 10:58:53 PM »
I think I already told my story about the crazy ninja-guerrilla-team-hawk from Hell I encountered at school once...

But other than that, I don't see many hawks.  I do always think of Tobias though.  ;)

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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 11:16:29 PM »
it's sort of gotten to the point that whenever I see any bird of prey, I get that "aww hey Tobias :3" reaction.

I'd make a terrible birdwatcher.
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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 11:40:34 PM »
We have hawks around here a lot, the big limestone quarry produces good thermals I guess. And we have a lot of open fields. But it's hard to tell what species it is sometimes...the red-tails are most common but there are also Cooper's, Swainson's (although only in Kane and McHenry counties, not this far south) Red Shouldered,Sharp Shinned,Broad Winged (summer only)Rough Legged (winter only)...and half the time they're moving fast or too far away for me to see if they have a red tail or not. (and of course some morphs of red tail don't actually have a red tail...). Harriers and Ospreys also come here but I don't think I've seen one of those yet. Ospreys aren't woodland birds.

I have seen from time to time a hawk perched in one of the fields I pass going to work, which is always nice. Again though I stink at distinguishing them.
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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2009, 12:57:04 AM »
There's a hawk that seems to spend a lot of time outside my window, and I believe it to be a red-tail.  I actually named the bird Tobias, since it's here so often.

Interestingly, my friend had a drafthorse named Tobias.

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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2009, 01:23:51 AM »
I voted the last one. It's not that I wouldn't notice a hawk (although that happens a lot too), it's just that I wouldn't recognize it as a hawk, let alone a red-tailed hawk. So, basically, I wouldn't give it another thought...

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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 10:08:17 AM »
There aren't many hawks in my area... I rarely ever see them, in any case. We mostly get seaguls and crows.
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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2009, 10:25:01 AM »
it's sort of gotten to the point that whenever I see any bird of prey, I get that "aww hey Tobias :3" reaction.

I'd make a terrible birdwatcher.

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Re: What ever happened to Tobias?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 11:48:27 AM »
I definitely think "tobias" whenever I see a hawk around.