May 3, 2011

Find the Hawk

SDP  5-3-11
This red shouldered hawk gets a gold star for its camouflage technique. See it? It was pretty far away, and I doubt I would have noticed it, except that I watched it land. It would perch motionless on this utility pole for awhile, before soaring over a field, where it would search and search unsuccessfully for its dinner entree. Eventually, it would return to this spot and roost for a few minutes before starting the process all over again. A picture like this makes me wonder how many times I walk right by a cool bit of wildlife without even knowing it.

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Well spotted!

We are: clamco said...

Cool! You've got an eagle eye! Or a hawk eye?

Jack said...

Nah. It is a transformer.

Jim Klenke said...

walk under it and see if he notices you.

Halcyon said...

Is it an insulator... or a red hawk? :)

Clueless in Boston said...

It does take a second or two, doesn't it. Nice capture.

Lois said...

Very nice! I can always tell when there is a hawk near my backyard because the squirrels and birds all disappear.

Farmchick said...

I had to look twice to find him!