Good Spot


Because we are on a ridge, I have a nice view of the sky looking both to the West and Northwest.  In the morning when I'm drinking my coffee, it is a perfect spot to see what's going on even before the dogs and I get out there.  

And when daylight comes, it is such a pretty view...like my own picture window.  Look what I spotted.  Do you see that little "blob" out of place sitting on the limb of that big Maple?  Good spot!



 Later that morning, the Hawk was still there so I brought the camera out with me. 

 Perched on the same branch when I went out again later with the dogs, I took advantage and took a bunch of pix.


Looking around, watching the dogs and I as we made our way through our morning routine, it just sat.








Keeping my distance, I'd look up, snap a pic then move on.


Preening and apparently fixing a few feathers that were out of place, it seemed to enjoy the morning sunshine beating on it's chest.


And then there was that "itch."


At first I thought it was a Red-Tail but looking at it's coloring and markings I'm leaning toward a Red Shouldered Hawk.

What do you think?









Then back to looking around again. It is amazing the amount of rotation a bird has in it's neck, isn't it?


Our morning routine ended with it flying off in the direction of the thicker pines to the North.  Perhaps it spotted a mid-morning snack.  It must have thought that the limb was a good spot, because it stayed for a long time and showed up three days in a row!



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Comments

Sandra said…
not only the hawk looks good but the sky and trees against the sky are just beautiful. i know you are happy dancing all around outside. hope hubby is doing ok
TexWisGirl said…
red-shoulder, me-thinks. :)
FAB said…
You are so fortunate to have such a lovely view to greet you daily.

I resorted to my copy of Sibley and I'm fairly certain it's a Red-shouldered Hawk.
Felicia said…
he's a beautiful fellow.
Breathtaking said…
What a fabulous sighting. Not only is the halk a handsome bird but you have halk eyes to see it way up in the tree. Well done!:)
Pamela Gordon said…
Nice to spy this hawk and get some pics of it.
Ann Thompson said…
I find it amazing how long they will sit in one spot
Anonymous said…
You do have a lovely view. Good job spotting that hawk. Glad it stayed around for a while. I watched a group of crows mobbing a Red-shouldered Hawk the other day. It kept trying to settle on a branch but they kept attacking and chasing it until it just left the area.
E. said…
wow, he needs a new do? looking kind of rough. i get it has been a rough winter? when do they get new feathers? don't they go through a stage where they get new ones... did i dream that?

curious - why don't you like green on your nails? does it look weird to you or? other reasons? i am curious, OM. thanks! ( :
Barb said…
You have the perfect vantage point and so does the hawk!
Stephanie said…
Wonderful images!
Anonymous said…
That is a lovely view out your window. How nice of the hawk to pose for you. :) Our most frequent visitors (of the hawk variety) are Cooper's Hawks. I'm not as familiar with the others.
Mimsie said…
What a beautiful bird and so patient of it to allow you to take so many pictures.
The only hawks we see in Perth are those in the sky although once I believe we did have one sitting on our shed but that was years ago.
You are so fortunate to have so much wildlife around you.
Adam Jones said…
What a pleasure to see, and super pictures.
Su-sieee! Mac said…
Neat photos of the hawk. Maybe he's scouting for a nest. How fun would that be watching baby hawks grow before your eyes.
The View from the Top of the Ladder
Wonderful visitor! Great shots!
Laura said…
What a beautiful hawk!
Rambling Woods said…
What a wonderful view you have to enjoy nature without the view of houses. I am glad to know what the hawk is and not one I have seen here...Michelle

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