Tag Archives: hawk

Red-tailed Hawk Thrill

It sat there for over 10 minutes – just a few feet outside my sun porch window.   It allowed me to get the camera and many shots – I think the reflection of sunlight on the window kept it … Continue reading

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Hawk Pattern

This is my neighborhood Sharp Shinned Hawk.  I had thought that the white spots on its back were perhaps leucism (genetic mutation).  But when it poses like this, that pattern seems to be natural and quite a good camouflage in … Continue reading

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Colorado Hawk

It’s a hawk from Colorado, but I’m hesitant to identify it.  Just love the colors and patterns on it. August 2017, Colorado, USA.

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Raptor Tree

A red-tail hawk and a couple of bald eagles overlooking the Sandhill cranes. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA.

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Balance

Sharp-shinned Hawk on a tall, flexible cypress in a breeze. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Hawk on Ocotillo

Sharp-shinned hawk, I think.Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Sharp Shinned Hawk

With perhaps the mark of a battle on its breast. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Evening Hawk

I thought it would fly if I moved to get the camera and I thought the light wasn’t enough, but the hawk didn’t and the light was okay. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Young Red-tailed Hawk

Bosque del Apache, San Antonio, New Mexico, USA.

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Hawk v. Dove

The end of the story is what I expected – the hawk kills the dove and gets its meal.  What I hadn’t thought about was that the dove might fight back valiantly and might be alive way too long into … Continue reading

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Sharp Shinned Hawk

When the Sharp-shinned Hawk flew into the bird feeder area, the doves and sparrows scattered frantically.  The hawk persisted until it got a dove.  The circle of life continues as the feathers blow away. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Swainson’s Hawk near the Interstate

Alongside the interstate just south of Rincon, New Mexico there’s a big nest in a mesquite tree.  I’ve watched it for years usually slowing down to 65 mph.  Often it’s empty, but sometimes there was a Redtail hawk in it. … Continue reading

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A Feeder for all Birds

Suddenly I realize I don’t hear any birds.  This time of year at the bird feeder it’s usually  a constant chorus of finches and sparrows.  And sometimes the burbling of quail.  But now I hear none of them.  Looking out … Continue reading

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