2.13.2007

Another Thing

 

...from Sunday's ramble. Treebeard got this shot of a red-shouldered hawk. The hawks are quite active now, pairing up and mating. We heard several out over the pond on Sunday morning and all were very vocal. Wonder what they were saying exactly...
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8 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

I'm in southeast Fla. Yesterday one of this fellows cousins was sitting on my privacy fence just feet from my kitchen window. I looked through the kitchen window at him and he looked right back at me. Of course when he landed there on the fence the birds at the feeder went bananas. He didn't seem to pay any attention to them. Perhaps he was a youngster.

swamp4me said...

Hi, P-O-P. Welcome to the swamp! Hawks are frequent visitors in our yard and the little birds go into lock-down whenever they see one. Most of the time the bigger hawks are after other prey, but the Cooper's hawks and sharp-shinned hawks definitely have their eyes on the little birds.

Cathy said...

What are they saying? They're giving thanks for the warm sun on their red shoulders and beautiful breasts :0)

Lynne said...

When I clicked to enlarge the picture it looks like a drawing. The face and the glint in his eye- what a beautiful bird. A wonderful photo!

Cathy said...

Commenting on FC's blog I eaves-dropped on your comment about your hubby's apple heart slices. That is so sweet. That you kept the paper cut-outs - well . . . so dear.
I'll probably pass this story along to my old coffee-klatch girlfriends. We'll all tear up. Thanks.
Happy Valentine's Day.

swamp4me said...

Lynne,
Treebeard had to hit the sharpen button a couple of times to get the detail he wanted on the hawk - that accounts for it looking like a drawing :)

Cathy,
Treebeard is a sweetie - the little things he does mean more to me than any big gift ever could. He just laughs and says I'm a cheap date ;)

pissed off patricia said...

Thank you swamp. I'll be visiting you often. My husband is a marine biologist down here in fla. He works with sea turtles among other things. He and I are all about all creatures and their future. We don't actually hug trees, but we sure do love them. :)

cookie jill said...

gorgeous!