red tailed hawk

Posted on October 11th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

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This magnificent bird-thing dropped itself down into a pine just off our deck. I happened to be facing the window, and really couldn’t miss its tree-shaking landing. It stayed in the tree for a few seconds, then floated down to the ground where I’m sure it snatched up some unsuspecting woodsy snack.

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It looks vulture-like here, but that is actually its right wing showing below its beak as it lifts for takeoff.

2 Responses to “red tailed hawk”

  1. Lyssa says on :

    I love bird-watching. Our pastor just preached a sermon all about birds today in church, which thrilled me!

  2. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee…grandpa thinks this a Really Big Hawk šŸ™‚ Luv u hope u r having a nice day / mom

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