I had just come back from seeing all the devastation in Estes Park the other day when I looked up on the rock outside my home and there was a Red-Tailed Hawk just standing there watching me. He looked at me and I looked at him. I knew there was a reason he was there at that particular moment and it wasn’t just to dry out his feathers after all the rains.
I found this on the web: Red-tail hawks are a sign of good luck according to the Mescalero Apaches. They are usually treated with great reverence and considered to be sacred. According to artwork found by archaeologists we can assume that they felt almost as if they were “spiritual messengers, intermediaries between the all-powerful gods and benighted humans, fated to act out the gods’ bidding without understanding.” It appears that, in general, Native American tribes felt they were a good omen, or spiritually good.
So, I knew why he was there. He was that good omen to show me that all is well in Estes Park!