Saturday, April 30, 2011

Almost silhouettes

A green-backed heron rests in a tree alongside the pond.

A hawk is rather perturbed by the attention he's getting from a watchful crow.
Manic fans and snapping paparazzi - what's a raptor to do?

48 comments:

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Realmente estupendas las fotos que nos ha dejado. Un placer haberme pasado por tu casa.

Saludos y un abrazo.

Jan n Jer said...

Great pics. I would love to capture a shot of that hawk!!

Allison said...

Ha! The word raptor obviously evokes thoughts of Jurassic Park! Your life is exciting, Theresa!! Any T-Rexes in the area? :D

Farmchick said...

That last picture is fantastic. A great expression on the bird's face.

eileeninmd said...

Great captures. I love the last shot!

Sandra said...

the hawk does look like he is really aggravated with the black bird, i can see it in the photo. keep snapping

Nancy said...

Popular meeting spot. :)

Gone Country said...

That tree must be the birds version of the 'water cooler'! Nice shots!

Deb said...

we had a hawk flying close yesterday....the starlings have started kicking their babies out of the nest...guess he's looking for snacks...great photos...

Samantha said...

The hawks don't dare stop in our yard. The resident crows go crazy!
Wonderful shots!!

Dawn said...

Your trees must be good posing areas. Nice:)

from my front porch... said...

*snicker* He probably flew from across the pond to escape all the wedding whirl!
xo, misha

DeanO said...

Amazing - simply wonderful pictures and awesome birds

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I can almost just imagine you sneaking around getting great bird shots...

Montanagirl said...

Nice ones!

edenhills said...

I love silhouettes! or almost silhouettes.

Teresa

Debbie said...

so great....LOVE the last line....cracking up over here!!!!

nice hawk, i had one yesterday, fly right past the window, very close to the house. i did not run for the camera, i knew i would not make it. so i just sat and enjoyed the moment!!!

don said...

A fine series. I like some that are silhouettes while the last one has interesting details and is more visible. Excellent shooting.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The skies look dark and dangerous. I hope you are not having severe weather like other parts of the midwest are.

Leovi said...

Very good, the latter the better.

Randy said...

I think all of these are fantastic. I love all of the things that you see.

Robin said...

Theresa, nice shots. The crows certainly play havoc with the hawks!

AJ said...

Thanks! Love the hawk...

Canyon Girl said...

I'm sure the hawk knows that crows in numbers can be a threat to his life.--Inger

Martha Z said...

He does look like he could do with out the attention.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, I love this set of your pictures. Very good shots in low light. Have a great Saturday!

Tracy said...

Ohh, those are like silhouettes...what beauty!
I hope you are enjoying your day on this lovely Saturday! We have beautiful weather up here and even though we had school today, the afternoon is mine!

Manzanita said...

You sure know your birds. I bet they know you, too. "Here's that lady with the camera!!!!" I don't know how I missed the dog pictures yesterday. She looks like an American Pointer. She must point out your birds. You photos are attention grabbers. Thanks.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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Poppy said...

Love the photo of the hawk! We don't see birds like that where I live :)

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

That is a fine shot of the hawk. I lucked out and got one of a heron in a tree a few weeks ago. It looked right at home up there, odd for me when I'm used to seeing them on the water's edge.

Ms. Becky said...

don't know how I missed those photos of Thelma Jean, but she's adorable. love all that green, and her spotted ear. I've never seen a heron in a tree before, only on the ground or standing in water. great shots!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I guess the hawk doesn't like to share his space with a crow? I guess birds of a feather don't like to flock together... ;-))

Sérgio Pontes said...

The last one is very good, it seems that he was looking at the camera =)

Ike said...

Papperazzi! lol The birds seem to like that tree. Nice almost silhouettes.

Ike said...

Actually the last comment isn't Ike. It's RubbishbyRoan at Ike's house. Babysitting while mom & dad are in Dallas. ;)

Judy said...

That last shot is awesome! I should really say they all are awesome!

Woody said...

I often see hawks being chased by smaller birds. I like the second shot, like it's saying "Hey, go away!"

Tammy said...

Such beautiful birds. nice job captuing him in low light.

Kerry said...

Beautiful bird silhouettes, against a gray sky. I like these very much.

Becky and Gary said...

I love taking pictures of hawks, but most of the time they fly away :~(
Cool shots.
B.

NicoleB said...

Lovely story in pictures :D
'What's a haw to do?'
Love it.
He's just as majestic as ever :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Even though he is surrounded by manic fans and paparazzi Mr. Hawk maintains his cool. Great shots!

Sarah Knight said...

Ooh, very cool shots!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great shots of the hawk! We saw plenty of predator birds in the Florida Wetlands.

Thank you for your loyal visits to my blog. I'm glad to have a good connection today so I can visit yours!

Rose said...

Haha--paparazzi!!! I bet they actually think that sometimes.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

What great shots! We have lots of crows hanging around our place too. I think the hawks always look angry. It must be a raptor thing.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

very atmospheric, well captured!!

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