Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Good Spot


Because we are on a ridge, I have a nice view of the sky looking both to the West and Northwest.  In the morning when I'm drinking my coffee, it is a perfect spot to see what's going on even before the dogs and I get out there.  

And when daylight comes, it is such a pretty view...like my own picture window.  Look what I spotted.  Do you see that little "blob" out of place sitting on the limb of that big Maple?  Good spot!



 Later that morning, the Hawk was still there so I brought the camera out with me. 

 Perched on the same branch when I went out again later with the dogs, I took advantage and took a bunch of pix.


Looking around, watching the dogs and I as we made our way through our morning routine, it just sat.








Keeping my distance, I'd look up, snap a pic then move on.


Preening and apparently fixing a few feathers that were out of place, it seemed to enjoy the morning sunshine beating on it's chest.


And then there was that "itch."


At first I thought it was a Red-Tail but looking at it's coloring and markings I'm leaning toward a Red Shouldered Hawk.

What do you think?









Then back to looking around again. It is amazing the amount of rotation a bird has in it's neck, isn't it?


Our morning routine ended with it flying off in the direction of the thicker pines to the North.  Perhaps it spotted a mid-morning snack.  It must have thought that the limb was a good spot, because it stayed for a long time and showed up three days in a row!



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19 comments:

Sandra said...

not only the hawk looks good but the sky and trees against the sky are just beautiful. i know you are happy dancing all around outside. hope hubby is doing ok

TexWisGirl said...

red-shoulder, me-thinks. :)

Frank said...

You are so fortunate to have such a lovely view to greet you daily.

I resorted to my copy of Sibley and I'm fairly certain it's a Red-shouldered Hawk.

Felicia said...

he's a beautiful fellow.

Breathtaking said...

What a fabulous sighting. Not only is the halk a handsome bird but you have halk eyes to see it way up in the tree. Well done!:)

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice to spy this hawk and get some pics of it.

Ann Thompson said...

I find it amazing how long they will sit in one spot

bailey-road.com said...

You do have a lovely view. Good job spotting that hawk. Glad it stayed around for a while. I watched a group of crows mobbing a Red-shouldered Hawk the other day. It kept trying to settle on a branch but they kept attacking and chasing it until it just left the area.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

wow, he needs a new do? looking kind of rough. i get it has been a rough winter? when do they get new feathers? don't they go through a stage where they get new ones... did i dream that?

curious - why don't you like green on your nails? does it look weird to you or? other reasons? i am curious, OM. thanks! ( :

Barb said...

You have the perfect vantage point and so does the hawk!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful images!

pattisjarrett said...

That is a lovely view out your window. How nice of the hawk to pose for you. :) Our most frequent visitors (of the hawk variety) are Cooper's Hawks. I'm not as familiar with the others.

Mimsie said...

What a beautiful bird and so patient of it to allow you to take so many pictures.
The only hawks we see in Perth are those in the sky although once I believe we did have one sitting on our shed but that was years ago.
You are so fortunate to have so much wildlife around you.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great images

Adam Jones said...

What a pleasure to see, and super pictures.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Neat photos of the hawk. Maybe he's scouting for a nest. How fun would that be watching baby hawks grow before your eyes.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Marie said...

Wonderful visitor! Great shots!

Laura said...

What a beautiful hawk!

Rambling Woods said...

What a wonderful view you have to enjoy nature without the view of houses. I am glad to know what the hawk is and not one I have seen here...Michelle

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