Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Hawks

I saw this hawk spiral from a pine tree and get a small bird for lunch, pretty sure it's a Coopers Hawk which is the medium hawk in the neighborhood. This was just last week with a good 4" of snow. This is from my walk along Fish Creek, in the distance I could see a hawk in a tree.
I was able to get close enough to get this shot. This is another Coopers Hawk.
I also got this one as he decided he had enough of me and escaped into the landscape.
They are certainly a beautiful bird.

24 comments:

Darla said...

We have Hawks around here too! They are very interesting to watch. Great captures!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You are very lucky to get close enough to this bird for such a great picture.
Blessings,Ruth

Leedra said...

Very nice captures!

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Janet, said...

I've took pictures of hawks around here too. I'm glad I didn't see it get the small bird

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You take such great photos of hawks, Tom. They must like you since they 'allow' you to take their picture.. Love that one --next to the last.

Betsy

Tina said...

I know they have to eat but I just wish they wouldn't help themselves to the menu that visits my feeders! You really caught a great shot of that coopers..
4 inches. yuk!! gonna send you some much needed sunshine!!

:)

Luke Wiley said...

Amazing wildlife!

George said...

Great captures of the hawks. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Denise said...

Your photos capture a very beautiful bird of prey. Awesome shots, I would dearly love to come across a bird such as this.

Shionge said...

Something about hawks that never seems to spur me on FG ;D

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh WOW Tom!! How lovely to have these in your back yard so to speak. They are beautiful. Excellent pictures.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Tom...Great captures! I've seen this hawk a few times in our woods, I haven't been able to photograph it yet, though. I hear they are calling for more snow next week, I don't know about you...but I've had enough!

NCmountainwoman said...

Nice photos. We don't often see Cooper's, but we do have a Sharp-shinned who checks out the birdfeeders every now and then.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Hawks are one of my favorite birds. Thanks for sharing these pics.

Louise said...

Very cool. I've never seen a hawk actually catch a bird, but I've once seen one eat a bird it caught at my feeders. More often I see the birds evade them, so it would be amazing to seethe speed of the actual capture.

Shellmo said...

Exciting hawk photos!

Pietro said...

Amazing pictures of the hawks!
You've photographed them really well, Fishing Guy.

Fish Whisperer said...

FG, great bird of prey photos. They are so awesome to see in the wild..
Cheers

Rose said...

Really nice pictures; I love hawks and eagles. Along with about every other bird. But there is just something special about Eagles, hawks and Canada geese for me.

Tipper said...

Great shots of the hawks-I especially like the one your framed in the oval-very nice!

mountain.mama said...

Oh, I saw two predatory birds today with no camera. Lucky you got the shots.

Willard said...

Excellent hawk photos. I wish I had more encounters with them.

I liked your sky watch post as well. We didn't have any snow this week, but mostly the skies were leaden gray with some heavy rain. Yesterday was a perfect spring day once the fog and frost burned off in the morning.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Fishing Guy: This are great photos of a beautiful hawk.

Jo Castillo said...

Beautiful photos and nice sky in the other. You have been lucky to get some of those great wild life shots.