Hawk On The Golf Course

Hawk On The Golf Course

Hawk On The Golf Course

I spotted this happy hawk (and unhappy squirrel) on the golf course yesterday.

The hawk actually snatched up the squirrel on the fairway just ahead of me, and then flew to a nearby branch. It stayed put long enough for me to get my camera out of the bag.

Spotting interesting wildlife on the course is one of the great joys of golf. It is also one of hundreds of reasons to walk. If I had been roaring by in a cart, I might have missed the entire drama. As I walk, I am always looking about, taking in the nature that surrounds me.

I am also always on the lookout for a good photo, so I keep a Canon EOS with a 18-270 lens in the bag.

Numerous studies have shown that being outside in the wild improves both mental and physical health. Nature’s impact on health outcomes is chronicled in a recent bestseller The Nature Fix (Amazon Link). As it turns out, one study shows that just watching nature on television improves outcomes.

The next time you’re out on the course, take the time to look around and see what kind of nature you can spot.

1 thought on “Hawk On The Golf Course”

  1. I agree with your thoughts about walking and the chance to see things one would miss riding in a cart. So many interesting things have been seen, found or experienced walking a golf course.

    If my count is not incorrect, I think we stand at 57 consecutive months of outdoor Michigan golf. Considering the rather abrupt turn in the weather, December does not look promising. Still, there are a lot of days until 12/31.


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