Live Weather Cam on Top of Tower Captures Curious Hawk Investigating the Lens

High-flying hawks deserve a rest from their aerial adventures, and one of them recently decided to take a break on a Lincoln, Nebraska-based weather tower. The creature’s majestic stature caught the attention of local meteorologists Rusty Dawkins and Sean Viale, who greeted their feathered friend on Twitter while also noting that the ground was a long way down—the hawk breaks the horizon line as he comes face to face with area viewers.

The bird’s curiosity got the best of him while standing on the tower. He remains still for just a moment before cocking his head and approaching the camera, as if he’s trying to talk to the strange being. Viale endearingly imagines this one-way exchange from the bird: “Hello?!?! Are you in there?!?! If you can hear me!… Thanks for the nice weather!!!”

Photo credit: Rusty Dawkins

Photo credit: Rusty Dawkins

Photo credit: Sean Viale

This isn't the first time the hawk has made an on-camera appearance. He was first spotted in August of 2015: Photo credit: Rusty Dawkins

via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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