A Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicenis) hunting over a winter Raspberry field. Mountains in the background.
A Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) sits at the top of it’s nest tree surveying the mountain side as the clouds brush past the high ridge.
The local Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) likes to come into our yard, and sit on the old bench for awhile. Meantime, scaring the bejammers out of all the little birds!
A regal Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) looking into the setting sun.
…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!
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!
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!
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!
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!