But I am usually excited about Birds. Presently Harris Hawks have struck my fancy. Did you know that they hunt in packs like wolves? They will stand on one another's backs in order to get better views, they live communally, and there is an alpha male and an alpha female.
The young stay with the family for up to 3 years. Maybe up to more years - it's up to the bird. I got to see one at school a few days ago with Ms. Kate's class. Not my school, Nevada City School of the arts in California. Some of the questions the kids asked were: "Why do you have this bird?" and "Is that pine cone sticky?"