Tuesday, September 3, 2019

HARRY THE HAWK STOPPED BY....

I call him Harry.  He stopped by several times, and I started feeling like he was part of the family so here's Harry, the relative that is a bit naughty but you love him to bits anyway (of course, he might be she, so its Harry or Harriet).  For all intent and purpose we will call him Harry.
Gregg was the one who spotted him this time, same way as I did, walking by the patio door.  Well done Gregg!  He was even closer this time. Just off the deck in amongst all the tangle of branches.
His face was obscured so I ever so quietly, and every so slowly, stepped outside for a better view.
This is actually his back view but his head turned to get a good look at his observer.
He didn't take his eyes off me once.
He finally had enough and flapped his wings, gone in a blur.
Bye Harry, and please leave my birdies alone, and the squirrels, and if you see a chipmunk, please leave that little guy alone too.  Would you like some cheese toast?  Guess not!  Don't worry out there, I wouldn't really feed him any cheese toast.


38 comments:

  1. I just googled that adult males are smaller than the females if that helps!

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  2. The female is 25 to 35 percent larger!

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    1. Appreciate the tip. This one did seem quite large.

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  3. What a majestic looking bird! Great photos, Denise.

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  4. WOW....Harry is beautiful. They are so pretty out in the wild.

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  5. Lovely photographs, Denise, and lovely birds. I do miss exploring the forests with or without my camera.

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    1. Thank you Valerie, this one was about ten feet away on a branch next to our back deck. I felt fortunate to get such a close up view of this beautiful bird.

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  6. Haha … I enjoyed this whirlwind meeting with Harry. That is an awesome close up shot of his face. And it’s rare to photograph a bird’s eye with such clarity.

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    1. Thank you Penelope, so glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I was very blessed to get these photos.

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    1. Obrigado, seus comentários são sempre muito apreciados. Desejo-lhe uma boa semana continuada.

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  8. he is beautiful or handsome and one of the prettiest I have ever seen. I love his colors and his markings... he has beautiful grey eyes... super shots!!!!!

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  9. It's not often we get such a good view of a hawk. Well done.

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  10. How marvelous! Very nice photos,D

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  11. Wonderful and fierce pictures!!! I do hope the chipmunks have a good hiding spot.

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  12. Great shots captures of Harry the hawk, Denise, and I too hope he lieaves the other birds alone and finds lunch someplace other than your home.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy, I haven't seen him for a while. Hopefully he has moved on by now.

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  13. What a beauty, fabulous photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  14. Wow what a great shot of a very beautiful bird.
    Hugs Janice

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  15. Wow! Such great photos of the lovely menacing hawk!

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