Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Birds

As the sky started to clear after the snow on Monday, I went out to take a few shots of the sky and snow. Some noisy starlings were chattering away in a tree on the edge of the field. And I notice this hawk perched nearby looking for an afternoon snack.

After a few minutes the hawk left his perch,

circled overhead, and flew off over the field looking for easier prey (or maybe a quieter place to perch).

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Great photos and I like the one of the hawk with his wings outstretched.
Happy SWF.

Sara G said...

Oh WOW, what great photo's!!
Take care and Happy SWF

Sylvia K said...

What a fabulous photos! I love them all, but have to admit the last one is special! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

great pics I love the hawks... we had the priviledge of seeing one catch a squirrell here in our yard! what a master in flight!
Happy SWF!

Wren said...

lovely hawk, and you got a great picture of him.

Rob Ripma said...

Beautiful shot of the Red-tailed Hawk!

RuneE said...

That last one was just great! Nice catch.

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are great photos of the birds, i find that the birds around here are thicker in the early mornings, and then later on they seem to leave. And i still can't capture a great bird photo

SandyCarlson said...

Lew,
Love what you have here! I like that last one especially, too.

imac said...

Last pic is my fav, love the colours on the wings.

maryt/theteach said...

Excellent shots of the hawk, Lew! :)

Guy D said...

Excellent shots as always Lew.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Louise said...

Great captures of the hawk! I have them come to my bird feeder from time to time for their own meal. I've only seen them have success one time.

Arija said...

Love the tail in the last shot!

Michele said...

Nice indeed. You really did capture the hawk beautifully. The last two photos are spectacular with the outstretched wing span... I have yet to get pictures of a hawk!

Hope your weekend is going well...