Category Archives: Hawks

REALLY??

I wonder how Ospreys say ‘Really??’ which is probably what they were thinking this morning.  When I shot this this morning it was 33 degrees out, the wind was blowing at 15-20 and it was snowing.  This Osprey and its mate were standing close together on bare tree branches facing into the wind and I’m sure wondering why they left their warm winter roost for Delaware in March.

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Also posted in Birds, Osprey, Spring 2015

Fish Hawk

Another common name for Ospreys is Fish Hawks, a name richly deserved for their superb skills at diving onto swimming fish and plucking them out of the water to be eaten at leisure on a tree limb.  Look at those amazing fish catching talons.  I found this proud fisher on a detour from my normal commute from work this afternoon.  Lucky bird, unlucky fish, cycle of life: very lucky photographer.

 

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Also posted in Birds, Osprey, Spring 2014

Red-shouldered Hawk

I found this Red-shouldered Hawk in North Carolina last week posing patiently as I captured a nice portrait.

I found this Red-shouldered Hawk in North Carolina last week posing patiently as I captured a nice portrait.

Also posted in Winter 2012/13

Squirrel’s Nightmare

The talons of a Northern Goshawk is sometimes the last thing a squirrel sees. These formidable weapons are long and sharp. I found this dead juvenile goshawk in the woods and couldn’t resist a still life of the claws.

Also posted in Winter 2011

Young Hawk

Another angle on the juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.

Also posted in Fall 2010

Red-tailed Hawk

This juvenile Red-tailed Hawk was found roosting in a tree in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

Also posted in Fall 2010

Bad Day for a Mouse

I watched this hawk this afternoon as he sat on a wire patiently watching for mice in the wheat field below him.  A lunge, a catch and then time to enjoy.  It doesn’t get much better than that if you’re a hawk.  I watched him get three mice in about 15 minutes.

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Also posted in Fall 2007, Spring

Merlin

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Also posted in Winter 2008

Red-Tailed Hawk, January 28

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Also posted in Winter 2008

Northern Harrier at Fowler’s, November 8

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Also posted in Fall 2007 Tagged , , |