Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Raptor

The Bane…


…to photography! There’s always that branch or that powerline or whatever, in the way. This beauty was quite a ways away from me, and I used full zoom on my P900 and didn’t see the branch. If I would I would have moved down a wee bit and maybe got rid of the branch. Anyway, here’s a beautiful Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in all it’s splendor!

The Boss


Here’s the boss! It keeps all the little birds on their toes! A Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) It drops into the yard every day or so to see what it can catch for lunch. It went hungry today!

Eye To Eye


Today we had another visit from the Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) Today it came in close and sat on the perch for our feeders. No free lunch today!

Those Eyes


A Sharp-shinned Hawk, dropped in at lunchtime and thankfully scared all the little birds away.  I’m happy to see it but don’t want it using our feeders as a buffet!  No luck this time buddy!



A Sharp-shinned hawk, drops by our yard on occasion to check on all it’s little brothers and sisters to make sure they are paying attention!

The Culprit


Here’s the culprit.  Always chasing all my little birds away.  But, they disappear until this Sharp-shinned Hawk moves on.  I don’t mind, because I really like the raptors too!



A regular visitor to our garden.  A Sharp-shinned Hawk.  He likes to see if he can pick off any slow songbirds!