Toilet Training for the Red-Shouldered Hawks and How This Connects to 9 Straight 110 Degree Days in Phoenix: Another 420 Character 9-Liner.

5-day old Red-shouldered Hawks are toilet trained:

they shoot their feces over the nest edge.

So after days of hot,

I’m in the cooler woods

hunting for bird poop on the ground; sure sign of an active nest.

Instead I find scores of tiny deer tracks,

and I sit down to marvel at this world of ours

and worry about the string of 9 straight days of 110 degrees in Phoenix.

We need a toilet-training lesson from the hawks.

Patty 8/16.12

Joshua Lott for NYT

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