Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hawk Sighting

Not a rarity for many of you, but a rarity for Run*A*Round. Our most prevalent hawk is the Red-Shouldered, so seeing a Red-Tailed was a treat for me this fall.


 

There's that tell-tale tail!
And it returned another day.

 

Linking to The Bird D'Pot

135 comments:

damian said...


Jak na dropolowe zdjęcia bardzo udane, chyba robione z podejścia a nie z ukrycia.
Miłej niedzieli Tersa :)


Greets from Poland :)

stiefbeen said...

en dat zien jullie vlak bij huis,dat is geweldig hier moet je daar wel wat meer voor doen.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like he found the perfect perch:@)

It's me said...

Wowwww !!!....Happy first advent sunday.......love and blessings from me....x !!

Revrunner said...

For whatever reason, there were lots of hawks about here yesterday, too.

Pallavi said...

The hawk is such a majestic bird dear Theresa. I loved the picture from the back.. looks like its wearing an orange skirt. hehe :)

Joop Zand said...

Good post Theresa.

wish you a nice sunday.

Greetings, Joop

Duckbutt said...

A majestic bird!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such wonderful photographs, Teresa!

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!! Great pictures of the Hawk, such a regal bird, Francine.

Bob Bushell said...

Love it, around you, wow.

Lynn said...

he is a beauty, we do see little Hawks a lot but the big ones I've only seen in the Camargue Bird Sanctuary so wild like this would be super exciting.

Catherine said...

Hawks are plentiful here but I still love seeing these amazing birds.
xo Catherine

Kate said...

Happy that you saw this bird so rare in your parts. Yes, it has quite a tail and a good tale for you, too.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the Red-Tailed.. Congrats on your sightings and new visitor.

georgettesullins said...

#3 really shows a distinctive profile.

Montanagirl said...

Good captures of that Red-tailed. They're such a pretty Hawk.

Rural Revival said...

Yes, now there's a bird I recognize. :) I love the shot of him flying away with a wonderful display of his tail feathers!

DJan said...

Cool! i especially like that picture of him flying away and displaying that red tail. The most prevalent raptor around here seems to be the Cooper's Hawk.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Nice when tails tell tales!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow you really captured the red tail beautifully in that fifth picture!

Ela said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous !
Greetings !

Hilary said...

They are so beautiful, but I hate when they dive bomb my bird feeder.
Then I have mixed feelings about them.

Debbie said...

hehe....tell tale sign, you are clever ;)

did he mess with your little birds?!?!

joeh said...

Looking for a rodent. Very cool birds.

Terri Buster said...

OM gosh, and you got FANTASTIC shots of him too!

Beth said...

A beautiful series of shots!!

Lynne said...

Great Hawk pictures. A rare sighting for me except the time one flew through our LR window a few years back. CRASH startled us . . . it took a few days to find what had caused the crash . . . and the window replacement was quite the challenge . . .

Sandra said...

absolutely no doubt he is a red tail...

Mersad said...

You always amaze me with the capability to get these shots. I could wait for days and never get them :D

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Très joli post! superbes photos, j'adore!
Merci pour ce partage, bon dimanche!
Cath.

Beth Edwards said...

i really enjoy the in flight shots. nice captures. so glad you got the chance to see him out & about. ( :

Julia said...

Great shot on that Hawk's tell-tale tail and all the other shots.
Thanks for sharing This.
Have a great week. Hugs,
JB

michaelswoodcraft said...

Very nice pictures, I love watching the red tailed hawks. I hope you have a wonderful first Sunday of Advent!

EG CameraGirl said...

You're right that I see a ton of red-tailed hawks. BUT you know what? I still think they are wonderful and take photos of them every chance I get. ;))

Sally said...

Wow. Nope, don't see them much here or I'm not paying attention. Great photo's as always.

xoxo

karmnik54 said...

Fajnie wyszło:)

S. J. Qualls said...

Nice shots there! Have a nice Sunday.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

two of my favorite feathered winged friends are the hawk and the eagle. I wear a gold charm eagle that hangs on my neck chain
it represents my soaring spirit and emblematic of how my soul traveled in a different life

beautiful pics of this red tailed
I have a couple that live in a couple of the trees around my neighborhood

I always put my many bird feeders under or interspersed in brush so that the hawks are challenged when trying to swoop in and it gives my birds a chance

gracias mi amiga

Brian King said...

Nice! Perfect shot of the tail! I wish I saw hawks more often.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely pictures!

Linda R said...

He looks like he's ready to pounce. such great photos my friend.

Hugs~

Leovi said...

An excellent series, very interesting movements Hawk!

Irma said...

Beautiful photos of the hawk.
Enjoy the in flight shots.
Greetings Irma

Giga said...

Wrócił, abyś go znowu podziwiała i nam pokazała. Pozdrawiam.
He came back, you admired him again and showed us. Yours.

don said...

A fine series on this rare hawk. You got some great "flying" shot of this bird too.

Karen said...

I've never seen either! Great shots of the red tail!

Inger said...

These are some gorgeous pictures, I think you should paint one and then I should win it in the drawing.....

Sylvia K said...

Great shots! I do love the hawks! I really like the shot of him with wings spread!!

McGuffy Ann said...

We have a pair of Red Tails, and a pair of Coopers. When I travel with Bill (trucking), I see Red Tails literally everywhere. They thrive...have learned to, I guess.

Karen S. said...

Wow, amazing captures. I noticed so many out yesterday waiting ever so quietly along the freeway on their favorite lamp posts!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's gorgeous!

bailey-road.com said...

Nice captures of this beautiful bird.

Jo's World said...

These are great pix you have taken, Tex! A most beautiful bird!

Jo

Molly The Wally said...

Very striking. Happy first day of advent. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Buttons said...

Afternoon Tea oh these are incredible shots. I love to see a hawk. Hug B

Gail Dixon said...

Lucky girl! Love this mighty hawk and his "tell-tale tail". Too good. :) Wonderful images!

Mary said...

Oooo! He's gorgeous, majestic and powerful. Wonderful photos of him! :)

Midmarsh John said...

Always a thrill to spot a rarer visitor.

Patty Woodland said...

We have a regular one and he sits in the tree across the street hunting mice. Although he did take out one of our chickens hence earning his other name - chicken hawk.

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice!

We had an interesting hawk sighting here a couple of days ago. He had caught a dove and was chomping down in the neighbor's driveway. Quite a mess of feathers! When My Honey opened our back door, the hawk flew off clinging to lunch to eat it in a more private place.

Pam :) said...

Awesome captures Theresa.
I love that tell-tail in flight shot :)

Ms. A said...

You did a much better job with yours. I tried to swing up and catch one flying overhead recently and only got his underbelly.

Pom Pom said...

Red-Tails! Wow! Did you read that book about Red-Tail hawks in Central Park? It's a very good bird book.

Red said...

You have some excellent shots of that red tail. In the summer they are our most common hawk.

Margie said...

Oh my, so beautiful. I think any time one sees a hawk of any kind is a great big treat.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is very beautiful. We have a lot of hawks around our house who are always searching for food down the hillside.

Linda said...

Aren't they regal looking? They are about the largest bird of prey in our area, aside from the occasional bald eagle. It's common to see them sitting on fence posts along the highways. But it's always a thrill. Great captures, especially the tail.

Fly Girl said...

Wow, I've never seen a hawk with red feathers.He still looks dangerous, though.

Kathy said...

This guy in motion looks like a modern-day war aircraft!

Robin Lamb said...

T, aren't the raptors such grand birds!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

During spring and summer,this is our most common hawk. Having said that,I never get tired of seeing these birds,they are truly beautiful.

Fireblossom said...

Is it the same hawk? They look different to me. I love hawks! And owls, and falcons, and...

Ellie said...

You do get some amazing looking birds over your way!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love your catchy photos + snappy text of the tell tale tail!
Hugs,
Mariette

Raggedy Creations said...

These are beautiful hawks. We have alot of them here in Pa. See them sitting on the power lines overlooking fields to watch for their prey.

Mama Zen said...

Stunning shots!

Hilary said...

A hawk sighting is always a treat for me. This guy is a beauty. I love your take-off images. Wonderful!

Magnolia Tea said...

They're a nuisance here, though protected. They stalk the chicken yard, and the wildlife resources agency says they don't eat chickens. My husband once told an agent that he needed to tell that to the hawk ripping up our chickens. Those folks need to get the heads out of books and into reality. ;)

SquirrelQueen said...

What a handsome fellow. Red-tailed hawks are what I see the most of here. They hang out high in the trees to survey the field behind our property.

diane b said...

Great shots especially the ones in flight.

Paula said...

There's that tell-tale tail. I say that's a mouth full. We have hawks but I have no idea what kind they are. What a bird woman you are!

Birdman said...

... you caught the 'tail' too. Nice work.

RedPat said...

Like EG said, we see a ton of them here even in the middle of the city but I still always stop to watch them circle around.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Wowie! I'm so glad for you! The abstract quality, especially in the first photo is great. And I love that rear shot too, a rare perspective of a rare bird!

Saun said...

WOW awesome shots!!

MTWaggin said...

Nice! Now go count those ducklings!

Alica said...

Yes, I guess we do have different birds than you :) We have tons of these red tailed hawks here. They've almost become a nuisance in recent years. They are pretty, though.

Jeanne said...

You must have been doing a happy dance! I love owls and hawks.

Joe said...

Great shots. I got to watch hawks hunting a couple of time over the past month.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Handsome and noble. My youngest son is now very good at spotting them, a second set of eyes is always helpful.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful images!

Terry and Linda said...

Good photos! We have lots of Red-tailed hawks here...now I want to try to capture one on the camera also!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de belo Falcão....
Cumprimentos

Stephen Hayes said...

Magnificent bird. You live in an animal Eden.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

We have lots of them around here. Well, at least we did when I was able to go out and about. Nice shots!

Michelle said...

Great flight photos!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Look at how gorgeous he is! You did a great job capturing him and his RED tail!!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This is a rarity for me, so I really enjoyed your photos! I love the one where you can see his tail. I keep looking for hawks--guess I'm not looking in the right places. :-)

Carole M. said...

a wonderful series of shots you got Theresa on this special raptor for you

Cloudia said...

Wow, handsome creature, Tex



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^=

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've been seeing a few more hawks around and was hoping to get some photos of them--Yours of one in flight are amazing!

Paul said...

What a hansom specimen, looks like it stuck around long enough for you to get some good pictures!

wayside wanderer said...

Love that tail shot!

Randy said...

Hopefully he didn't swoop down on one of your squirrels.

Indrani said...

You have the whole variety of birds visiting you to get photographed! :)
Great captures.

Our photos said...

Very nice pictures!
Greetings, SK

thirtysevenandcounting said...

A good-looking one!

We have a Cooper's Hawk that likes to visit our back yard...I always have mixed emotions about seeing it. Exciting, yet I know he's come for a meal of one of the smaller visitors to our feeders. :-(

~Lindy

Stewart M said...

What a nice visitor - I bet it kept the other birds quiet!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Arent' they beautiful! Maybe your new visitor will return now. The are one notch above the Red-shouldered Hawks on food chain, so all will be on guard. We only have a couple of Red-tails that pass over every once in a while, but I am thinking one has stayed a good year now, for I see it soaring over the house~

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful captures!

Janey and Co. said...

I see Hawks a lot sitting on fence posts. Now I will be on the lookout for a red tail.

Bill said...

Ugg. They're not a welcome sight around here. Most recently I saw one eating one of our young hens it had killed.

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh, I bet you were excited, T...great pix!!!!...:)JP

Margaret said...

Really, really is breathtaking. I see a few hawks around here weekly - hear them calling - can tell by the crows when they are near! As much as I like them, I do worry about my little Yorkie - he doesn't go out unattended - ever… and never off leash. If the hawk gets him, he has to deal with me :)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

That picture of the tell tale tail is very cool! They are beautiful birds but I want them to find other things to snack on other than my birds at the feeders!

Donna said...

That's a good-looking specimen! We have them around here all the time, they like to hang out at a certain spot on the utility wires and also perch on neighborhood roofs.

Farm Girl said...

Lovely shots. I always think hawks are magnificent.

edenhills said...

Love that shot showing off the tail! I think I have a pair of red-tailed hawks that have taken up residence in my pasture or the wood lot right by it. They are pretty cool to listen to.

Anvilcloud said...

That's neat. You're quite a hawk eye.

Candy C. said...

Great captures! :)
We rarely see the Red-Tail Hawks anymore since the Swainson Hawks moved in.

MarkD60 said...

Excellent! My chicken was named Hawk!

Linda said...

Great in-flight shots!

Bill said...

We have quite a few Red-tailed Hawks in these parts. So much so that some are starting to think of them as a pest. I always enjoy seeing them and any birds of prey. Nice shots!

Wally Jones said...

Sighting one of the big, beautiful raptors is a treat for me anytime, anywhere!

Thank you for sharing your visitor!

Susan said...

Wow, these are awesome! Ya know I hardly ever see hawks, but the last month or so, I see them everywhere. Weird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh wonderful especially the flight shots!

Louis la Vache said...

That fifth from last, the tail shot, is amazing!
:-)

pattisjarrett said...

Wow, great shots! I hope it didn't leave with any of your feathered friends.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great shots of your red tail!! We have a hawk that lives behind us and when it's out hunting or flying across the back yard - my cockatiel goes a bit crazy in his cage that sits at the window. The hawk can't see "Birdie" inside the house (I don't think) but Birdie sees the hawk and freaks out.

Helma said...

Really great this perception of fantstische hawk. Well seen and great to use!

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Although Red-tails are seen here in south Florida the year round, we have seen them only one, and it was a pair mating. Yet never any evidence of a nest. As in your location, Red-shouldered are common here.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Very nice pictures! This hawk made sure you saw his RED tail!

Rose said...

I always love seeing hawks! I don't know what it is about them...any bird of prey!

Paula Fraker said...

WOW~ awesome shots of an amazing creature!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...