Woo! Caught him!

Some of you might remember; just about a year ago I tried several times, futilely, to catch a picture of the hawk/falcon who lives in my neighborhood and only managed to get a picture of him mooning me as he flew away.

Finally, today I was sitting in the kitchen watching the world go by, the rain and hoping for a thunderstorm when he flew up, landed on the telephone pole across the street from our driveway AND he sat there long enough for me to grab the camera and get a few shots! YAY!



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Isn’t he/she gorgeous? We’ve been visited by birds before and there’s turkey vultures all over the place down here but seeing a falcon/hawk (whichever he is) in this suburban blight is just amazing.

Hawk (flapping with joy)

5 Comments

  1. Gregory

    Nice shots! You wouldn’t believe the escalation of TURKEYS in CT.

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  2. hawk (Post author)

    The two legged wingless variety found driving on I-95? 🙂

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  3. John

    I was in the Catskills today and there were wild turkeys all over!

    Wonder what kind of hawk/falcon he is… hmm, where’s my Sibley Guide…

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  4. hawk (Post author)

    Rumor has it that it might be a ‘red shouldered’ hawk but I haven’t no clue 🙂

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