Saturday, March 04, 2006

Proud hawk

Yesterday I tried again to get a photo of the Gila woodpecker that keeps trying to drill holes in my eaves. He was right outside my study window, but flew off before I could grab the camera. Since I could hear him round the corner, I went outside to see if I could sneak up on him (that's never been successful before, but I keep trying).

I looked up to see a magnificent sight: one of the red-tailed hawks on a nearby power pole, holding its prey. Luckily I had camera in hand and although it was pretty far away, I managed to get some shots of it.

There's such power and beauty in these birds. Seeing them circling overhead in the clear blue sky always takes my breath away.


Rexroth's Daughter said...

Wow. That's just fantastic. You really are in the right place at the right time, and with the right patience and sensibilities. A magnificent capture for both you and the hawk.

Pam in Tucson said...

R.D. - They're appear so regal as they soar through the skies. I feel privileged to have them so near, and wonder that they can adapt so well to an urban life.