Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hawk/Wild Bird

Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

This hawk was sitting on a fence, fascinated by the cars on the busy highway or perhaps looking for a potential meal. Whatever! It wasn't very bothered by me and allowed me to get quite close to take this photo.

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

41 comments:

Kerri said...

SUPER!! I would LOVE to get that close to one!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Awesome pic. He's not afraid of you at all.

Kathy said...

Amazing how he can quickly unwind his claws from all that metal of the fence for a fast getaway. Amazing that he allowed you to get so close. Amazing bird!

see you there! said...

The way his head is turned slightly it appears like he is looking right at me from the photo. Great shot!

Halcyon said...

How lucky to catch this beauty! You have a real eye for the birds. :)

TexWisGirl said...

he's beautiful!

Lowell said...

You must have a special attraction to birds! I can never get close to these things! Amazing!

Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful capture.

Jenny said...

Great picture. Love the lighting. A bird in charge of his surroundings.

Taken For Granted said...

The Red Tail Hawk is a beautiful bird and beautifully photographed here. They are common in the Midwest.

Judy said...

He looks like a proud creature. I don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you do.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Nice of him to pose and look right at the camera for you. Great capture!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Stunning picture! What an imposing and noble Red Tail Hawk!

Stephanie said...

Great post of him!

Gary said...

Nice shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photo of the hawk - I like the golden light.

Malyss said...

Woaw! this picture is really beautyful and impressive!

Giga said...

Mało, że pozwolił podejść blisko do siebie, ale się patrzył też na Ciebie. Cudowne zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam.
Enough, he let come close to each other, but are also looking for you. Wonderful picture. Yours.

i stora drag said...

Wow, how lucky you were! Great photo!
Merry Christmas to you! /Pia

Karen Xavier said...

He likes you or your camera... nice shot.

Jack said...

You have a knack for making birds pose for you, EG.

Andrew said...

What a wonderful image... many thanks for sharing it.

Carletta said...

Excellent shot!
Pretty nifty fence it chose to perch on too!

Michelle said...

Love those piercing eyes!

Island Rambles Blog said...

they never let me get close!! I like the golden colors. Nice and close. cheers.

Randy said...

Beautiful looking bird.

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful shot and how smart of you to be in the right place with your camera at the right time!

The hawk heard humans used that highway as part of their daily rat race.

"Rats?? Mmmmmmmm."

George said...

This is a great portrait of the hawk.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Wonderful capture!

Stewart M said...

That is a splendid picture. The bird has a real look of focus to it.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Esther Joy said...

Beautiful shot! My husband and I saw an owl this past week, and wouldn't you know it, I didn't have my camera!

LONDONLULU said...

Now that is a gorgeous bird and gorgeous shot! I love the perfect golden light you caught too.

bailey-road.com said...

What a wonderful capture!

Naperville Now said...

I believe this fellow (or a cousin)was having a snack in my front yard this year. I was gobsmacked when he took off -- amazing wingspan.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

He makes me think of a professor, so wise and regal.

Susan said...

So awesome! What a great photo!

Everything Changes said...

Beautiful! I had another Cooper's Hawk show up today, but it was a little too dark, and mu camera was not ready. Amazing creatures!

i stora drag said...

Hi again and thank you for your visit and comment!
My post to the WBW was here: http://www.istoradrag.blogspot.se/2012/12/vart-vackra-vintervader.html

The post you visited had no birds at all! :)
Merry Christmas again! /Pia

Sue said...

What a lovely, keen-eyed creature he is.

=)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

This is really brilliant!

Rose said...

How nice he was to cooperate and let you get in close...he is quite the handsome fellow.

Friends who encourage me

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
East Gwillimbury is a rural town less than an hour north of Toronto, Canada's largest city. My family calls me CameraGirl because I take my camera with me wherever I go.