I am just glad he left the Whistling ducks alone...Cool series on the Hawk. Have a great day!
The ducks are saying "stupid bird":@)
Beautiful bird and certainly look for food. Regards.
I'm surprised the Whistlers seemed so unaffected.
He's a remarkable bird. It's possible his tummy was already full. I'm so glad he left without hunting the Whistlers.Hugs,JB
I'm guessing the whistlers are too large to be his prey?
I too was wondering if he was looking for a light weight Whistler?
I've seen that kind of action in two separate occasions as a couple of these beautiful predators had a squirrel in its talons on the ground. Impressive.He must have lost his prey! blessings ~ tanna
Some interesting behavior captured ... nice work.
hmmmso beautiful. Maybe he hoped for some hot crayfish.
Glad he didn't decide he wanted some tasty duck!
What an interesting sighting. It looks like he was looking for food, but the Whistlers seemed to know it wouldn't be them.
Thankfully he was not caught.MersadMersad Donko Photography
Wow, great series of pics.
Mayhap he was having fun playing with his reflection?
You sure get to see someinteresting things around there!Great catch :))Have a fine day【ツ】Knipsa
A very interesting series wondering what's the hawk going to do. I enjoyed the rusty trucks, below.
Maybe he was just chillin'!
What a smarty pants - I bet he was trying to stir something up. Cool pictures.
Glad he left the whistlers unharmed :)
What amazing shots. How lucky you spotted him. Have a terrific Tuesday.Best wishes Molly
That is some interesting behavior and you captured it well!
It would be hard for me to do anything other than watch that pond if I lived there...you see and capture so many interesting bits of life.
i thought maybe the last shot would be the hawk flying away with a snake!!whew!!nice shots of all whistlers...who must have remained on alert...on their TOES...'til mr hawk moved on!!
I bet everything under the weeds was running for dear life or being as still as possible. The hawk is such an awesome bird.
You are a keen observer!
You did very well understanding his interesting behavior. So glad he was not stuck!
Maybe he's trying to make new friends. lol I'm glad your Whistlers stood their ground and the mean bird left. :)
I imagine the whistlers might be a bit too big for him.
all birds are intuitive and wise but osprey of any variety and falcons and eagles all capture my fancy more than other winged genusnice capture mi amiga
Just happy he moved on! They are beautiful birds.. just hate to see them at my feeders!
How unusual. I suppose he couldn't life a whistler is he caught one.
That's really neat - I have never seen a Red-shouldered Hawk.
They could take him!
Glad to note there weren't any casualties, though the hawk has to eat as well. I see the hawks where were are as well, but they don't seem to bother the Geese and the ducks. The birds, like Cardinals and Bluebirds, are probably wary of the hawk.Nice snapshot!Have a Beautiful Day, Theresa.Peace :)
Fabulous 'catch' of the hawk on the shore.
gorgeous bird. they been flying and circling about and calling their keee keee looking for mates and hook ups here. I read somewhere that they don't go after small birds but small mammals like mice and voles and rabbits.
The poor Whistlers were VERY nervous with him around!!! Surely, they are too large for him to carry off. Bet they don't like it a bit when they have their little ducklings out. Beware of the snapping turtles below and the hawks above!!!
Well spotted and I am sure the Whistlers nearly had a heart attack when it took off.
The whistlers must not see him as a predator, or they would have been staying back further. He must have seen a fish go under the weeds or something. Poor thing must be hungry.
He's a handsome guy.
Beautiful series of whistlers and the Red-shouldered Hawk.I've never seen the Red-shouldered Hawk.
Good eye on seeing the Hawk. I wonder what he was up to also.MB
I think Tanna has it right, some small prey just escaped his talons and was partially trapped but got away.
Guess he was just checking things out.
brave whistlers, so happy the hawk did not decide to have lunch!!!
Talons and beaks like that can't help but stir up trouble, even if it's not the intended trouble!
Don't know why but those brought the old song Gone Fishing to mind.
This an interesting account of this hawks behavior on the weedy shore line. The Whistlers must wonder if they could become a target if the hawk didn't fine something to eat.
Poor Whistlers,they got crazy with that hawk!Maybe he was looking for lunch!Bad hawk!Great captures Tex!Dimi...
Just paused to admire his reflection.
The whistlers looked so calm and unconcerned until he flew. Maybe it was 'there are more of us than him.' :)Great shots!
oh my another looker on bird.Not happy campers. You know who?
Get away from our Whistlers, Mr. Hawk!I'm having some trouble with a hawk. I know he's just hungry, but ugh.
That is unusual behavior for a hawk.
I enjoyed those. As you say, very interesting behavior.
He must have had his eye on something.
So, he didn't catch any Whistlers??????
It's so much fun observing birds and animals. Glad the hawk wasn't caught there. Whistlers are very cute. I always love seeing their faces :-)
Great shots, TJ! The hawks are hungry I think.
A hawk with his own agenda.
I understand they have to eat, but it sure makes me nervous when they show up!
Interesting behavior, I wonder why they do that? I had a red-tail in the yard doing the same thing.
Interesting photos ,Nette
The Whistlers must have been very aware that he was there!
Nice series. Just saw a hawk (not sure what kind) dive into my neighbor's yard, and a flock of songbirds shoot off the other way. There's a fence so I didn't catch it all, but suspected the worst (guess I was siding with the songbirds).
Hopefully he kept quiet:) They are such vocal birds at times:) Awesome backyard bird!
Maybe his breakfast was so well hidden, lovely story, it must have been great fun to watch it unfold.
He must have been a very strong hawk, shaking the weeds to look for food.
Beautiful photos! This Hawk Behavior wonderful!
I was on edge to see if that hawk would snap something up! Glad he didn't.
Great photos. I guess whistlers are not prey for hawks. All the birds disappear and become completely quiet when a hawk hovers over our neighborhood.
I think he was playing bouncy bounce!
Great sighting and photo capture of the hawk. The ducks must have been pleased when he left!
I'm glad I only have to hunt in the kitchen!
Wow! I think I say that a lot when it comes to your photos! He really was looking for something want he?
Great captures! They are so hard to get a shot of. I think he probably did lose what he caught, glad he was uninterested in the whistlers, Phyllis
Maybe he was fishing . They do that like the Eagles do . Or he just wanted to join the party lol ! Nice photos .
I think he was just havig a good look on his potential prey.Taking his time while prey is still enjoying some time :)
Such great captures as always!! A patient hunter he is -- I could do with some patience like that!!!
I wonder if he noticed his reflection in the pond? You surely do see a lot of interesting behavior around your place! :)Lindy
Wow .... this is a brilliant buzzard! What a beautiful colors, this buzzard. This I have never seen. Beautiful!
So beautiful brown! :)
Interesting behavior to observe.
Wow!!!!! Neat the Hawk was right at the edge. With the Whistlers in the pond, brave ducks.Francine.
Love all the different birds you get to take pictures of.
beautiful predators :)
Such an interesting balance of nature. I see that the Whistlers are not relaxed.
Hi Theresa, I think your guess is the best scenario. Those Whistlers sure were lucky. Have an outstanding Wednesday tomorrow!
Love to watch these guys in action.
That's pretty cool! Maybe he saw something scurry under there!
Very nice encounter !
I guess he was puzzling over the size of those birds. "Hmm, they look edible but they are too big to catch. I wonder if there's a mouse around here."
What a magnificent looking bird!
That was a very good photo story. He certainly got you curious.
He certainly stirred up some trouble!
Like you I started to think he was tangled in the weeds. Also like you I then decided he was trying to scare up lunch!Linda ❤⊱彡 http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.comhttps://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer
I am thinking those Whistlers where a bit nervous with that Hawk hanging around. Hugs, LindaMy Happy Place
I think whatever was hiding under there was not about to come out and be his dinner.
That is interesting behaviour! Very engaging series of photographs, thanks!
I thought maybe it was a mating ritual. LOL
Thankfully he left the ducks alone. Great shots!
We have a lot of hawks at the ranch but don't think I've seen one like this.
That's a beautiful hawk and fascinating behavior.
that is interesting. he's apparently a smart fellow or his intended prey is smarter.
Nice to see he left the Whistlers alone.
Would the hawk go after the Whistlers, I'm wondering?
Dearest Theresa,That was quite an interesting observation!One never knows for sure what was the reason.Hugs,Mariette
What a gift to see such events from afar like this. Thanks, you did it again-ALOHA from HonoluluComfortSpiral <3
Hmm, that does seem a little out of character for a Hawk alright. Interesting post!
It's always fun to watch bird behavior and learn something new. I saw what appeared to be a spot blood on the snow this morning. Thought about a hawk, but there were no feathers (or anything else) left behind. We had sleet, so there was a hard crust atop the snow, so no footprints, either. A case for Sherlock, I suppose.
Ha! Something probably escaped into the weeds! Great series - the ducks were probably frozen in fear!
What a beautiful bird.
Birds do play a little sometimes. Maybe he was just restless for spring. ;)
Amazing sights that you find, day after day after day!
He certainly got their attention when he took off!
Probably the hawk was contemplating lifting a duck or two but then gave up his desire due to unusually large size of the prey :)
I think he was just there for the comedy hour. Glad he didn't decide that one of those ducks looked like a nice intermission snack!!
Few interesting behavior detected - well done!Nice dayCrissi
I think you caught him doing his morning exercises!
Great photos! Beautiful bird looking for a snack. It's interesting how the Ducks appeared unconcerned.
How interesting to get to observe this!
I wonder if he dropped some little tidbit in there before you saw him....maybe trying to retrieve it.....
he is huge!! What was he trying to get out of the water, do you know?
T, maybe it was trying to get nesting material!
Neat to see the hawk! He has very pretty coloring on his feathers.
How interesting! I never get the hawks to stick around for me to photograph them.
So interesting to see that behaviour!
A great looking bird.
such a beautiful bird! i confess that i do like hawks. they are exciting birds to watch. you have documented a lot of really interesting behavior, i hate to see one of my favorite ducks turned into a meal as it looks like he was looking for food... great series.
Well that's so cool. I suspect that's exactly what he was trying to do. Your whistlers were safe, I'm sure.. they're way too big for him. Interesting observations, T.
That is odd behaviour. I am going to have to say he is well fed for the ducks to have not felt threatened.
Neat sighting. Bet those ducks were relived he didn't want them for lunch.
It is better to assess your prey before you actually prey on them. Wise hawk!
So awesome you got to watch him! :) They are such impressive birds of prey.
What good spotting. He would have been very interesting to watch.
It's possible he spotted something, but by the time he came down, it went into hiding...and stayed there. Great pictures!
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