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Hawks

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The neighborhood Sharp-shinned Hawk was seen again yesterday in the early evening hours.  It was getting a drink out of the neighbor’s bird bath when my husband and I stepped outside onto the front porch (we were on the way to the car to go take some pictures elsewhere).  Seeing us, it flew over to one of the large Pine trees on the side of the rainfall water retention pond across the street.  After a few moments, it flew off to another part of the neighborhood.  I think it had been hunting for lizards, small birds, mice, or small squirrels without success here.

I also saw yet another hawk sitting on a light pole in a parking lot at the edge of our development.  With so many small critters around, it is likely that the birds of prey here, do pretty well.  I took these pictures last evening, June 2, 2013 at around 6:00-6:30PM.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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  1. very handsome! love that eye!

  2. Great shots of your hawk! It sounds like they will not go hungry there! Have a happy day!

  3. Thank Goodness that I don’t see many hawks around here. They would LOVE my Mourning Doves… Yipes!!!!!

    How do you like FL? I lived there in the 70′s and did not like it. Guess I’m too much of a mountain girl… ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

  4. I just bet that area is a hawk paradise!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, with all the lizards, squirrels, big bugs, mice, rabbits, and small birds around, the area is a magnet for hawks! Wishing you a most pleasant day today and another good one tomorrow!

  5. Great captures for a not-so-easy bird to photograph, they are so flighty!

    • Hi Donna, Thanks! Yes, as a rule hawks can be wary, flit around and off-they-go! I am lucky that this lower tree branch is right across the street and close to the rainfall catchment basin. Have a good day and an excellent day tomorrow, too!

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