Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bird on a Wire/ Camera Critters

Overlooking a two-lane highway

Lately I've noticed a number of hawks in trees or on wires watching cars go by. What's that all about?

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31 comments:

Jacob said...

They're probably putting together a business plan - checking out the numbers - so they can hawk their wares?

No?

Sheesh.

Such a beautiful shot. You knew I'd ask what kind of hawk this is...right?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Jacob, I think this is a red-tailed hawk. They seem to be the most common around here.

Leif Hagen said...

Those birds should be called "highway hawks" or "highwire hawks," non?! Timing is everything - great shot!

Small City Scenes said...

I think they are looking for 'road kill'. Easy pickings.
Beautiful shot and you say they won;t hold still for you.

Yes the days are getting longer.
Sunrise: 7:30
Sunset: 5:16
Temp at 5:30---34F and rain forcast.


And soon the sun will shine there again.

MB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Maybe the hawk thinks there is some dinner waiting on those cars... ha ha ha
Yum Yum---crunched metal!!!!

Beautiful photo of the hawk...

We have a little more snow here this morning--just a dusting but pretty.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I don't know what he's looking at, but this is a wonderful picture.

Rambling Round said...

We've got hawks too, but I've never gotten this close for a photo.

Jarart said...

This is a beauty. Great shot!

cieldequimper said...

They are trying to figure out how long earth will last.
Gorgeous shot, superb bird.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot of the Hawk. They do seem to sit along the highway.

Carletta said...

Excellent image!
Carletta’s Captures.

Cezar and Léia said...

"What's all that about?" is possibly the question in the hawk's mind! All those cars and all that rush and all that impatience...
God bless you!
Cezar

Carolyn Ford said...

That is a fabulous hawk and the photo is so impressive! That background compliments the birds beautifully...I like this!

twobarkingdogs said...

Fabulous photo!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh wow....did you stop on the highway to snap the photo? I've been tempted to do that when I see fowl around the highways, but I fear being hit.

Here is my C C...do hope you can stop by sometime today.

Jane said...

Wow, awesome capture EW. Thanks for sharing:)

Nukke said...

Maybe they are waiting for corpse to be in highways ??? If they have no food they have to find some way to get food. Cats and rabbits are often road kills and food for them maybe ?

What a beautiful bird in pic !

Happily Retired Gal said...

Now THAT's something I'm not likely to see first hand where I live! Wonderful capture ... thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Lavender Cottage said...

Great shot of the hawk. They sit on the wires here too but looking over the fields for lunch. I find them very nervous about being photographed and take flight on me.

amatamari© said...

Wonderful shot, very special!
:-)

Müge Tekil said...

Great shot indeed! Maybe the hawks think that cars are some kind of animals ... This is at least what seem to think my dogs ... Anything that moves is an animal for them :-)

Michael said...

Or they might be collecting some pics for their weekend human meme.

KaHolly said...

All your answers are right on! It is, indeed a red-tail, and they are high-way hawks in the winter! Sometimes it seems as though they do line the highway in large numbers. Great photo! ~karen

rinzo said...

Great Entry! God Bless!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful owl! Love the coloring!!

kaye said...

wow--how do you get a shot like that? We have a lot of hawks along the highway too.

Rose said...

Wonderful capture!

Coy said...

Red-tails are a fixture along our highways also always on the lookout for a free meal from the road-kill cafe.

Paulie said...

Beautiful capture! They must be following you because they want their picture taken!

ksdoolittle said...

One of the lovliest shots of a Red-tail I've ever seen! You must have a great zoom on your camera. Thanks for sharing. ~ks

CE Webster said...

What a great picture.
Thanks for posting it.

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