Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hanging with a hawk





I don't see red tailed hawks  very often. I see red shoulder hawks in my neighborhood all the time. I had been seeing pictures of the bald eagle couple from the cemetery in St. Petersburg on one of my flickr contacts recently (Jim's eagle picture) and decided to stop by the cemetery to see if I could find them. When I got there, several other photographers were standing around talking. They had not seen the eagles come back to the nest yet so the news wasn't good. I stood there for about an hour waiting (which isn't really very long waiting for eagles to come back) and then I had to leave. The highlight of the hour was when a red tailed hawk landed in a dead snag near us. He sat there for a few minutes while a couple of mockingbirds kept trying to bother him. He got tired of them flying close to him and left. It was a dark cloudy morning but at least no rain.

12 comments:

  1. great photos. such fascinating birds!

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  2. Magnificent bird! Nice captures!

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  3. Well done, excellent shots, love them!
    Best regards, Marion

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  4. Unbelievable shots. You are just the best photographer. A thrill to view. genie

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  5. Awesome captures. Incredible.

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  6. WOW!! You got magnificent pictures of this beautiful hawk. I am amazed, the last one is my favorite. Fantastic!!

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  7. I get to see them very often, yet never quite this close;( These are wonderful images!!!

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  8. Beautiful photos, I will gladly trade you some Red-taileds for some Red-shouldereds!

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