My final hawk watch mystery is a fairly easy one. If you've been here, you know the answer.
I spent a week here as writer in residence a year and a half ago, when I was writing The Screech Owl Companion. The book arrives in two weeks from Timber Press. (Sorry about the shameless plug, but...)
The walking stick was carved with a snake on the handle. The carver was a hawk-watcher extraordinaire.
Bonus points if you can I.D. the carver or explain the tradition behind the basket.
This is the last of five Monday hawk watch mysteries. I hope you enjoyed them.
Here are the previous four: