Saturday, May 31, 2008

Camera Critters 8

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I spotted this hawk in a tree on the way to work. I thought it was a Red Tailed Hawk but it had a strange look when I looked at the picture. There was no Red Tail. We have a lot of Red Tailed Hawks in the area. During a conversation with a friend they said that there were Red Shouldered Hawks in her area. The light bulbs went off in my head and I took another look at the picture when I got home. I checked the Internet for Red Shouldered Hawks.

So, I present you with this Red Shouldered Hawk as my Camera Critter of the day. He disappeared into the woods after one picture but I had seized this moment to snap the picture.

This is one beautiful bird. I'm so glad I can share it with you.

37 comments:

LingoVise said...

beautiful capture... thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Very majestic looking bird! I agree, fantastic capture!

Happy CC and have a great week ahead!

Mine is posted here:

My Life In The Urban Zoo

ratmammy said...

Very impressive photo!

Misty Dawn said...

OH - MY - GOSH!!! That is absolutely fantastic! What a GORGEOUS bird and an EXCELLENT photo! I'm speechless over here - and that doesn't happen very often ;-)

Me & my puppies said...

Oh, I just saw 2 Redtail Hawks the other day ~ didn't have my camera. I don't think I have ever heard of the Red Shoulder ~ beautiful photo.

kjpweb said...

Nice catch! They are real beauties!
Cheers, Klaus

imac said...

Beautiful colours and markings - great capture Fishing Guy.

Pop and see my CC.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous picture!

david mcmahon said...

I can see the red flash on the shoulder - thanks to your explanation.

Well done - you took this shot just in time.

You'll enjoy Old Man Lincoln's bird blog - he's a great person to be in touch with.

Gina said...

Fantastic looking bird, beautiful plumage and can see the red shoulders.. well done! :)

Shannon H. said...

That is a very beautiful bird. Thank you so very much for sharing the photo with us.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Egads! Your photography is getting superb! You have captured a really nice bird here! WOW... this is really good. Congrats!! Very well done.
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

i beati said...

quite a close up . lovin those goslings sandy

Teena said...

Wow! Great shot!

I played too :)

AppleDebbie said...

Beautiful photo of an exquisite bird!

Dina said...

Seek and ye shall find--both the bird and its real name. Lovely.

Jules said...

He is truely a magnificent looking bird. Lucky you for spotting it.

The Birdlady said...

Very nice!

Jack and Joann said...

These red shouldered hawks build nests in trees that are huge. In our former VA home we would see them capture mice, rabbits and snakes and take the food up to a tall branch to eat. They are fun to observe.

MyGoodFinds said...

That's an awesome shot! They are usually so high up on the trees, it's even harder to see them with the leaves.

Indrani said...

Birds are difficult to capture in lens, you have a good shot of the hawk.

andrée said...

oooohhhhhhhhhh I am sighing and sighing with the beauty of this bird that I have never seen before. How fortunate you were to get that shot! I am so glad you shared it with us!

Stacey Huston said...

Wonderful Fishing guy.. great shot.. thanks for sharing

Dianne said...

Since he only stuck around for one photo it's amazing how great a photo it is.

I'm so glad you could share it too!!

For The People said...

Great capture.

the teach said...

Yes, fishing guy, on gorgeous bird and thank you for sharing your experience with us! :D

Rhea said...

Oh, beautiful hawk! I'm impressed you saw and managed to get a photo before it flew off.

Great camera critters share! Love it.

Sandpiper said...

What a beautiful bird! Nice capture!

Müge Tekil said...

This is really a very beautiful bird! It has a noble look, doesn't he? Great capture!

B. Roan said...

Powerful.

The Texican said...

Hawks are my favorites. I love watching them in action.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

beautiful bird with very pretty colors congratulations on catching

Carletta said...

Hey Fishing Guy - I've been away all weekend and am trying to catch up on reading everyone's posts - great shot of the hawk!

Sheen said...

beautiful... great you captured that lovely birdie... close up!

SandyCarlson said...

One beautiful bird is right. That's a great photo. God bless!

marianne said...

oh wow, what a great capture - our hawks are never that still!

nonizamboni said...

Iincredible shot! Thanks for sharing such a rarity.