To a real hawk-eye

As it sits on a pole high in the sky,

it’s hard to miss this red-tail’s eye.

Its field of vision may be narrow,

but it misses neither mouse nor sparrow.

Its hunting tools are truly neat . . .

sharp beak on its face, talons on its feet.

It’s not a glutton, but come what may,

it eats several times a day.

Its hunting style seems at its best

when it’s feeding little ones in the nest.

They sit in a nest high in the sky,

their meals assured by dad’s hawk-eye.