March 4, 2012

Time with Henry

SDP 3-4-12
Henry spends a lot of time high up in a pine tree near the nest. Perhaps he's contemplating the looming changes to his lifestyle when the hatchlings arrive...or maybe he's just enjoying the clear cobalt blue winter sky here in Sarasota. But, as soon as he hears Henrietta call...
SDP 3-4-12b
...he flaps his wings, and stealthily he's off to the nest to check in with the Mrs. He seems to understand the importance of keeping Mama Hawk happy.

8 comments:

Julie said...

Nice bird captures, this and the previous post. I can never seem to quite manage a blur free shot.

Kathy said...

More mates should take a lesson from Henry! Life is much easier when Mama is happy!

We are: clamco said...

I think I'm in love with Henry! :)

Honest Abe said...

Love these photos. I watched Coopers Hawks do this one year until the fledglings flew and were comfortable the family, more or less, stuck together.

Lowell said...

Wonderful photos! Old Henry is one smart hawk! I'll bet he takes out the trash, too, like that old song which you probably have never heard but it began with a woman kinda screeching, "Henry! Take out the garbage and the trash!"

Jack said...

Maybe he is worrying about tuition costs . . .

Michelle said...

I'll bet Henry is trying to have a few peaceful moments to himself, while he still can.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Wonderful!! I am envious... none of my local hawks are cooperative models!