Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Watching For Predators



Learning just recently that raptors, when in flight look over their shoulder for in case they are being pursued by predators, I thought that this fact would be something to watch for when I see them soaring.


Now back to hawk watching.

Uh-oh, although inside my DR (door tightly closed because it's Winter,remember?), he spotted me just by looking over his shoulder.



Letting him go back to what he was meant to do, I retracted the camera lens and powered it off.  He is a hunter.  I am not a predator.




just seeing, saying, and sharing...

Watching For Predators

with you and those at



13 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what a raptor is. I could google it, but I'd rather ask you to tell me more.

    Great shots!

    Jane

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  2. Well he certainly has you misunderstood if he thinks you are a predator. I'm always impressed by how patiently they can wait and watch

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  3. Hello, JP! They have great eyesight. Wonderful series. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  4. I am using my camera from inside these days too. I love these series of bird shots. I never seem to have my camera when we spot them.

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  5. I'll bet he (or, possibly she, as the female Cooper's Hawk looks more bulky than the male) is on the alert for any passing bird-- or maybe, just enjoying the warmth of the sun and digesting her last meal!

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  6. Pretty!! But to have this wonderful sighting just outside my door I'd be so elated!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us birders this week, at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  7. Nice shots! We have quite a few red-tailed hawks and red-shouldered hawks around here. They don't seem to afraid of humans as long as they are far enough up in a tree. Still, it isn't easy to get a good pic.

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  8. Always thrilling to see a Hawk!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  9. So much fun watching them and getting some photos! I know this was a thrill...I had my own yesterday when I got some photos of one hunting! They usually fly off if you stop the car, but this time I lucked out. :-)

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  10. Enjoyed your photos. Been taking my share of photos from inside the door as well because of cold weather. Hopefully, it warms up soon for both of us.

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  11. I enjoyed all of these photographs, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  12. Splendid - I always like seeing any kind of bird of prey. It always feels like a treat!

    Cheers - Stewart M - (back in) Melbourne

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