Filed under: animals, birds, nature, photography, wildlife | Tags: animals, birds, coopers hawk, nature, photography, rebel xsi, wildlife
yesterday. lunch. i was home, romping with cody bear. pickles was chewing a stick.
swoop. coming at us, then changing directions suddenly….a bird. the red of it’s eye distinctive.
it then landed in a tree behind my fence. all that was visible…again, his red eye. oh my camera with the long lens was at work!
it took off for a better perch farther away, then landed again. i ran in and got my rebel. just as i jumped onto a chair to look over the fence it took off again, in serious pursuit!
a cooper’s hawk…
have you heard of butterfly gardens, and hummingbird gardens? i used to joke about cultivating a “bird of prey” garden. it was when i did wildlife rehab. (we had sick senses of humor.) i said i would put out bird feeders to lure song birds and the raptors would follow. that was year’s ago and i was only kidding. but, ever since my thrasher baby birdies were eaten i’ve realized….i kinda sorta have a bird of prey garden.
actually, with all the beetles and lizards, even the smaller predatory birds enjoy the lot.
anyway, you can IMAGINE how excited i was to have that hawk in my yard yesterday! gorgeous bird!
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