Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More hawking

A hawk hunts from on top of a tree stump alongside the pond.  I was shooting through some leaves so had a bit of a blur now and again, but I think it adds kind of an eerie feel.




I think this is a young red-shouldered hawk, but I'm not 100% sure.

42 comments:

Woody said...

I can never get enough hawks. They are such beautiful birds.

Dani said...

and these are very beautifu photos.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a handsome hawk he is.

Diana Ferguson said...

Great pics!

Melodie said...

Those are great shots!

Debbie said...

these are just amazing, i LOVE hawks. great, great shots, it really looks like he is posing for you!!!

ps....the hubs knows now about the farm thing, read it on "the blog"!! he says "is this how i have to find these things out now!?!?!

Sandra said...

he has a look of real concentration on his face. beautiful

Judy said...

Awesome, I only get to get a photo of them when they're in flight. I spied one in Illinois one time on the golf course eating something on the ground. I sat in my car watching him for a long time.

Roan said...

...and my jealousy grows. lol I live in the edge of a very small town, so my bird watching from home is minimal. I occasionally see a hawk doing a fly over, but he doesn't stop. This guy is a beauty! When the rain stops, I can head out to Bro O's farm, where there are ponds, trees, and hopefully wildlife.

Samantha said...

Gorgeous bird and what a great backdrop for it!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

That is a big hawk! Great pics!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Beautiful photos, Tee.

Jan n Jer said...

Such a magnificent bird of prey! We get one every now n then in our yard, he usually comes in and gets one of the many doves we have. Great pics

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

We have various birds of prey and I am always in admiration of their patience - perched there for the longest time, waiting for that slight brief movement in the grass far below.

Nancy said...

So much strength exudes from these gorgeous birds. Great catch, T!

Kim said...

I think it's funny that everyone says, "he's a ..." but it's not very brightly colored for a red shouldered. So, I'm going to say, "She's a beauty."

Deb said...

wow those are great shots....

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful hawk.. great shots!! -Tammy

Farm Girl said...

I love hawks and you must have been really quiet for him not to know you were there. That is impressive. Very good shots.

wayside wanderer said...

Because of your hummingbird sighting I put out hummingbird feeders. Never have I put them out this early. And guess what?!?! We had one visit yesterday!

Hail + hummingbirds = exciting springtime.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

refreshing photos of an adorable bird!

love those photos!!


betty

Hilda R.B said...

So many different birds you got one your place. Great shots of the hawk.

Sall's Country Life said...

We have a lot of hawks, more than previous years. We worry about the pheasant babies, but I'm sure mother nature is making sure it all balances out! Great shots!

don said...

I think you did a fine job of getting a nice, close shot of this great looking hawk. Birds can be so elusive and uncooperative!

Robin said...

Theresa, nice ones! Sure looks nice and green there.

Gone Country said...

The hawks around here won't cooperate for the camera! They're too busy hunting for food to feed to their younguns!

Nice shots!

Trisha said...

We have so many hawks here too. They're HUGE! I always have to keep an I on little Lucy when we're out. I'm afraid they'll think she's a rabbit & try to take her for lunch :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, You got some great shots. So nice that you were able to see and record that action. I think it may just be a Red-shouldered Hawk. It looks like one and is about the right size to be one. Have a good day today!

Paula said...

Great pictures! Even though I don't like hawks coming around because of my chickens, they are still amazing birds to see.

Martha Z said...

Great captures, most of the hawks have left our area for now. They will return in fall. In the winter I see them on fence posts, snags, signs any and every perch, now only the occasional sighting.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These pictures are exceptional.The setting is so perfect.

Johi said...

First of all: I'm jealous how big the leaves are on the trees around your place. Most of my yard is still in bud phase. Second: Hawks are my favorite bird of prey. Fav.o.rite. Awesome shots!

bon bon said...

driving home from town yesterday, i saw a hawk being taunted by two tiny birds. after closer inspection, i could see the hawk had something in his talons. i didn't care to look beyond that. they sure are beautiful bullies though...

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

I have a love hate relationship with hawks. They are so beautiful, but I fear for my chickens and even baby goats when they come around.

Millie said...

Hide the little chickens and little kids! He looks scary.

Allison said...

My kids scramble and panic when they see hawks. I hear screaming from the garden... "Save the bunny, save the guinea pigs!"

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Hawk.

Joe said...

Great shots of the hawk.

Kathy said...

Beautifully framed between the tree trunks and the gorgeous green leaves certainly make him stand out.

Inger-M said...

That's an awesome bird!

Linda said...

Great shots.....Hawks are beautiful birds. What kind of camera and lens do you use if you don't mind telling?

Poppy said...

Your photos are amazing, all of them.:) x

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