Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Not a Crow, But A Hawk or maybe an eagle!

Not A Crow, But A Hawk!

At A distsnce I knew it wasn't a crow. It was too big for crow. I took my first picture from my car, then got out and walked further down on the shoulder of the road to get closer.When closer I could see a few markings on its breast and the hook in its beak, and I then knew I was looking at a hawk. This is the first hawk |I have seen for months! I think it is a* Red-tailed Hawk*editing note: In the comments Bill S. suggests that this might possibly be a juvenile Eagle. I woul agree to that consderation. Thank you Bill.
i think i might have interrupted lunch for as it started to leave I could see the shape of something hanging from its claw.
My best photo was my last one as its beautiful curved wingspan was shown as it was leaving. What a beautiful sighting this was! Another lucky day. I love the half moon shape of its wings!


Bill S. said...

I'm not positive, but it looks like an immature bald eagle to me. Red-tailed hawks can be many colors, but the edge of their tails are usually white where an immature bald has a black band on the edge of their tails. Great pictures. You did great.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That last picture is amazing.You have every right to be very proud of that one.

madcobug said...

That last shot was fantastic whatever it was. Helen

Anonymous said...

I, too, am awed by that last photo! Wow! The photo takes my breath away- can't imagine the thrill to witness that in person!

Becky and Gary said...

An awesome shot of this marvelous bird in flight Ann. Talk about being at the right place at the right time.

Denise said...

Great capture Ann, marvelous photos. I am back from my holiday and enjoying catching up on your blog.

Mary said...

Wow...I just love that last photo! Such a perfect curve. You did a great job with that one! How neat to see a young eagle that close.

Wendell said...

Not a Red Tail, I'm sure. I would have said it was a Cooper's Hawk.

I didn't think it looked "soft" enough for a young Eagle, if you understand what I mean. Still, Bill may be correct (the bill seems large).

Great photos. Well... great photo blog.

Best wishes. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow. That last photo is amazing.