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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I went to the bus stop to get our daughter and this Hawk was sitting on a cable line. I drove back home to get my camera and he was still sitting there ! ! Our skies have been mosty gray with some blue now and then....
More rain and cold weather headed our way...it may freeze tonight. Jack Frost had so much fun running over our roof and through my gardens I guess he wants to come back, sigh..

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26 comments:

Lois said...

Those are some great pictures of that hawk Darla. I had one in my back yard a couple of weeks ago and the next thing I knew he was flying away with a squirrel he had caught!

Susie said...

I love these birds Darla. You captured some great pics of him. I bet he was sitting there looking for dinner.

Guy D said...

These are fantastic shots, perfect.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

hetty said...

Love your hawk photos! They are such magnificent birds, aren't they?

Martha Z said...

Great shot. It's interesting how the Cooper's hawks seem to be prevelent this week, not just in one area but all across the country.

Tara R. said...

What a magnificent bird! Great capture.

Carver said...

Great shots of the hawk. I see them flying a lot but almost never get a chance to photograph them sitting still.

Dewdrop said...

Great shots! Amazing that he was still there... posing for you.

Some weather, huh? Say safe!!

Marydon Ford said...

Darla ~ Love your pics. I keep trying to get some of the one(s) that around here, but not yet.

I hope you will be with me on the new blog.

I tell you, it has been a challenge not feeling well (been a long 4 months) & forcing oneself to get things done. TY for stopping by.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Dorothy said...

Great shots of the hawk, Darla!!! I tried to get pictures of one the other day, but he flew before I could get close enough:-(

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic shots! How nice of the beautiful hawk to pose for you. :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great shot! Lucky you that he was still there.
I love hawks! They seem so majestic.

bennie and patsy said...

I am glad you won on the header. That is a great close up of the Hawk. Fruit for Christmas is an old childhood memory. The cold got my daisys so will have to watch your garden flowers.The rabbits ate my pansies so I have no color to look at.
Patsy

Dave@TheHomeGarden.com said...

Great shot! It's good that he stayed to pose for your picture.

George said...

It was nice of that hawk to wait while you got your camera! Great pictures.

George said...

It was nice of that hawk to wait while you got your camera! Great pictures.

Maelka said...

Great shots. Beautiful Hawk.Have a nice Friday.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: It is a great sky photo of the Coopers Hawk. We have them up North and they are a magnificent bird.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Great pictures of the hawk... He was definitely posing for the camera... Made a perfect picture for Skywatch Friday..

Congrats on winning the header contest this week.

Hugs,
Betsy

Lew said...

Great shot of the hawk and congratulations on your header! The christmas theme is more appealng than the spider.

Carletta said...

I saw your comment on Fishing Guy's that you had a hawk photo. I see he did identify it as a Cooper's Hawk. I have one that resides near my front yard somewhere. :)
Excellent shots!

Congrats on the header win!!!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Nice pictures of him! I'm pretty sure it's a Red-shouldered Hawk rather than a Coopers though.
You can tell by the black and white barring on the wings and the yellowish cere (the skin around the base of the bill). The Red-shouldered in florida is a sub-species that has a grayer head, which makes it look a little more like a cooper's slaty cap. Really pretty bird either way, nice of him to let you get so close!

Tootsie said...

we have a lot of hawks here ...they are sitting on fence posts in the country all the time...not so much in the city tho...Our skies are fairly gloomy here the last week or so...I can't wait for the sun to shine...even if it makes driving in a white snow covered city hard!

Pearl Maple said...

Lucky you to be spying on the hawk spying on his dinner. Thanks for adding to the Sky Watch Friday party.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I just spooked one out of our backyard -- didn't know he was there. You got a nice photo.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Great captures! Isn't it nice when you have your camera at the ready at times like this?

You mentioned someone posting how to grow holiday cactus. I forgot to check, but I'm thinking I put a link to a site that said how to grow them, but I'm not sure. I had this one in my garden window, where it got into the lower 60s or upper 50s, which is what you are supposed to do. Also, you are supposed to have it in a place where it is dark in the evenings and overnight. We don't use the room much in the evenings, so I provided that, too.

It's funny, because I was looking up what to do in order to get it to bloom, thinking I was going to have to put it in the dark or something. I didn't realize until I noticed buds on it, that I had already provided what it needed. I read where it needs to be in a warmer spot once it gets blooms, so I put it in another room where it's warmer. I repotted it this summer in a potting soil that has fertilizer in it, but haven't added any fertilizer since then.