Thursday, November 19, 2009

Red Tail Rising--Sky Watch

I am always watching the sky and the trees when we walk. It's a wonder I don't trip and fall.
We spotted this hawk, a Red Tail I think and although he moved around, hunting and feeding I was able to get some pretty good shots.
He flew from his perch in a tree before I could get my camera up. He didn't go far though and perched on a fence.
He took off, went to ground and I think found a tidbit that he took to this tree.

Then he was off again.

See more skies here.
Sky Watch Friday is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia. A round of applause to you all for giving us this wonderful meme.

41 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic shots, Martha! How marvelous to be able to see it in person! The first shot is utterly stunning!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Diane AZ said...

You've got some beautiful big birds in your area, and it's wonderful that you can catch them in flight!

Carol said...

Great shots of this beautiful bird, you must have been excited to get these. What a great capture.

nonizamboni said...

Phenomenal shots! I love the silhouette! Glad he was cooperative.
Very nicely done.

Riet said...

Fabulous pictures of the hawk. Great shots

koala said...

Impressive! Not only your photos but your knowledge. I can't tell one predator bird from another.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird. Thanks.

Bestemor Drillo said...

The first one is beautiful !

Fabulous! Thanks;)

Eaglesbrother said...

Great shots of the Hawk...most times they are so elusive and camera shy..so glad you captured him on camera...Good Job.

Eaglesbrother

Carolyn Ford said...

What an amazing silhouette of that hawk! Very impressive capture! Wow!

eileeninmd said...

Cool photos of the hawk. What a neat visitor.

Gaelyn said...

When I walk I tend to watch my feet, also looking for rocks, and then bump my head. Glad you were looking up for this great sighting. Plus a bonus to catch it hunting and eating. Great captures.

Carver said...

I enjoyed this sequence of shots of the hawk so much. Great job at showing it at rest and in flight.

Ann said...

Wow! Did you go there to look for the eagle? Beautiful sequence of the eagle.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

These are really awesome shots. I chuckled when you said it is a wonder you don't trip and fall cuz you are looking up..me too!

Janie said...

Great shots! You really do keep your eyes open to catch some great scenes. But do watch out so you don't trip and fall!

Ebie said...

Beautiful shots Martha! A big grin on the first paragraph! I do that too, I am more scared if I trip and break my camera!

P.S. Your comment went to spam, don't know why.

Larry D said...

Great photos!

Lew said...

Very nice capture of the hawk! And nice that he staryed in the open long enough for you to get several shots.

Dimple said...

The first shot is wonderful, and the others are great! Good job!
Thanks for the visit!

Martha in PA said...

Great shots! I'm always looking up down and all around too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Marvin said...

Great shots of a magnificent bird.

alicesg said...

Fantastic shot of the bird in the first photo. Lovely.

Arija said...

Beautiful shots, particularly the last inflight one.

rosadimaggio63 said...

Fantastico uccello !!

Symphony of Love said...

The silhouette of the first shot is simply amazing! I'm lost for words.

JOE TODD said...

Those are great photos and I'm sure not the easiest to get. Thanks for the post

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great series of shots. It takes a good camera and lot of skill to get such good photos.

Quiet Paths said...

Just fantastic shots. He was quite a good subject for you. The sillouette at the top is wonderful.

zemphoto said...

Great shots of a beautiful bird.

Tricia said...

I'd say you got some really great shots of him! WoW!

Di said...

Martha, great capture of the hawk! Thank you for stopping by and introducing yourself.

azplantlady said...

Wow! What great photos!

I tend to run into low growing tree branches, because I am always looking at the plants on the ground ;0)

elvira pajarola said...

Thanks so much for stepping in my tuscany; I loved it!!
Wonderful pictures!!!!!
I looked at this wonderful hawk and I emember our "CHJ"....we found 2 years ago a hawk in the woods, very weak..he couldn't anymore fly!
We feeded him; we let him freely in our woods..it was an incredible experience: he got well again and he still lives close in these hills...!
have a great weekend

joo said...

The first photo is awesome!! It's such a beautiful bird.
Happy weekeknd for you:)

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos and how grand that you got to view this!

rainfield61 said...

I always receive wonders when looking at the sky. I think it must be same to you.

storyteller said...

What MARVELOUS views you've captured and shared here. That first one is amazing, but they're all wonderful ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
My Sky Watch

Ralph said...

This is a fantastic avian, sitting tall and proud as he contemplates his next morsel. The profile as he flies in the sky is elegant, as these wide winged birds are so graceful in flight...

Sue McGettigan said...

What amazing photos of the bird in flight - wow! Thanks for your visit to my skywatch post, and yes, I think you should return to Venice/Burano with your new cameras - any excuse will do :)

Irene said...

Great shots! Amazing silhouette of the hawk!