Sunday, November 4, 2007

Neighborhood Hawk

Today I was coming home from church and this huge bird flew off as I drove down a street. I recognized it as the neighborhood hawk. I have seen him/her several times in the last year and half or so. The first time I saw it was in our neighbor's yard. I was looking out my back door and thought I saw a penguin. Don't laugh. I knew it couldn't be one but the way it was standing and the coloring, dark body and light tummy, looked similar and it was big. I watched it for a while and then decided to try to get a picture. I might have got a few bad ones of it flying away. I've seen it a few times since then and every time I try to take a picture it flies off. Today I got one before it got away. (I got as close as our longest lens would get me. It's still kind of far away.)

Neighborhood Hawk

I haven't taken the time to look it up on line to find out what kind it is. I'm glad there is something in the neighborhood that can keep the rodent population in check. I'll need to remember to keep the garage door open so it can hunt in there.


1 comment:

Kelly said...

I did a little looking on line and think this is a red-tailed hawk, if anyone wanted to know.