Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wildlife Viewing at the Ponds--Part II

 On a recent visit to the ponds I spotted this red shouldered hawk.  I looked away briefly and when I looked back he was gone from his perch.
 I got him in my viewfinder again just as he took off from the puddle below his perch.
 He had something in his talons.
 Something he found tasty.
After he had finished I checked out the remains, a crayfish.


See more views of our world, natural or man created at That's My World Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

11 comments:

Lawstude said...

wow. you must have fast lens to have captured these amazing photos. :)

or do they stand still?

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What great pictures of the hawk. I've seen hawk; however, I've always been sitting in a car. I capture a glimpse of a hawk as we drive by. I hope one day to be situated where I see a hawk and have a camera in hand!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures and what a beautiful bird!! How wonderful to be able to catch these! Thanks for sharing them! Hope you have a great week, Martha!

Sylvia

Lesley said...

great shots! I have rarely been able to get even one clear picture.

Diane AZ said...

The hawk is gorgeous! The pond looks like a wonderful place to view wildlife.

Carver said...

Great sequence with the hawk. You captured him so well.

Barb said...

An amazing sequence down to the leftovers! Great captures, Martha. Hope Jules is resting at home now.

EG Wow said...

Great sleuthing, Martha! I didn't know they ate crayfish!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful photo essay Martha! You are so patient and such a good photographyer. That pond is a wonderful place for nature watching. (I'd be happy just to have a pair of binoculars if I were there -- and wait for your beautiful pictures!)

Johnny Nutcase said...

awesome! i love these birds and you got some sweet shots- love the one with the water in the background, very nice!

jennyfreckles said...

Fantastic pictures - and how interesting to see what he was eating.