Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Hawk In A Tree

 

We had a bit of a break in the rain, so we went for a walk. If this hawk had not called out before we saw it, we would not have looked up. But it did, and there it was, at the top of an old pine tree. I clicked one photo before it flew off rather miffed by our intrusion on its hunt for lunch. Sorry hawk, we'll be more conscious of your plans next time.


26 comments:

  1. What a great shot! Hawks are always so noble-looking.

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  2. I used to tell my photo students, don't forget to look up! I was driving yesterday, and my son spotted a hawk in a tree. I slammed on the breaks and backed up, and we just watched it for a few minutes. It was eyeing a squirrel, but it never went for it.

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    1. Sharon-- I love that your son spotted the hawk. Really good to be paying attention to the wild world out there.

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  3. we have red shouldered hawks that perch on the high tension wires. hard to get a picture of, their eyesight is so sharp they see they least movement and off they go. though in times of drought I've had them come to the birdbath and turtle pond.

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    1. ellen-- It's true about their eyesight. The least movement catches their attention. Successful adaptation. You remind me of the times the hawks would come and hunt our goldfish pond when we were living on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Beautiful!

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  4. Most hawks have a cry that really catches your attention.

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    1. Red-- It's true. Their cries really pulls your attention.

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  5. Well he can only blame himself since he did attract you with his cry. So glad he did for you and us.

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    1. Patti-- It's true, if he hadn't cried out like that I wouldn't have looked for him. I was glad he did!

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  6. Every so often one of your photographs looks like a haiku. I think that birds and other wildlife, as well as the sky, look for you as much as you take a good look around for them!

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    1. am-- Your comment really touched me so deeply. My twin brother sends me a haiku he's written almost everyday. To think of one of my photos as a haiku is a poem in itself. Thank you so much for that. I love your perspective that the wildlife look for me as much I look for them. Thank you in a million ways thank you.

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  7. Look at it this way -- you save a bunny or a small rodent.

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    1. Tara-- I love your perspective. Yes! I saved a life. Thank you for that.

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  8. Nice to come across something like this, the other week I noticed a kestrel in a tree with a crow on another branch. I thought what strange companions. when I got a little closer the Kestrel flew off and the crow was in hot persuite to bother it. Should have remembered but it was the closest I had been to one yet, just a pity I did not have my camera with the long zoom

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    1. Billy-- I love your kestrel story. Reminds me that there was a kestrel on a pole right by our house the other day. Such pretty little raptors they are.

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  9. Some of the wildlife around here give me the feeling that I'm intruding. They have a whole world that we're not part of.

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    1. Mark-- I'm glad they have a world we're not a part of. They're lucky!

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  10. I love hawk pictures! You really snapped a good shot. There’s one that lives down the road, and I try to get pictures from time to time. Mine are usually from far away. You must have sent the rain this way. That’s what it’s doing, outside, right now.

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    1. owl-- If you ever get a good photo of the hawk in your neighborhood, I'd love to see it. I hope you have nice blue skies today. We have it here and will be sending it your way.

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  11. The hawk may have missed his lunch, but there is surely a thankful animal that's glad you walked along, Robin. That was a good vantage point.

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    1. Beatrice-- Yes! I like your perspective. I saved a life with my camera click. Thank you for that!

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