Sunday, October 4, 2009

red-shouldered hawk ~ 10/04/09 ~ at home



red-shouldered hawk perched on coast Douglas fir
Buteo lineatus perched on Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii
Pinaceae

Fatty-fatty 2x4 couldn't fit through... oops, sorry, but this one is... er... um... plump! As much as I refer to most living things as male (pets: Sam, Fred, Jack, and Max - all female cats, btw; plants: George; and wild animals) this one is so much a female to me. "She" is Henrietta! I've seen her a couple of times on the tree right below our balcony since Sunday and I hope she continues to perch here.

3 comments:

Susan Ellis said...

She is a chubby little thing isn't she! Seen any pigeons lately?

Jeannette said...

Lovely photos of a very healthy looking bird... You must be careful, you know commenting on the body mass index of others... : > )

I like your squirrel photo too...but did he hide and survive or fly off for dinner?

Nature ID said...

I spotted Henrietta around a couple days ago, being pestered by plenty of noisy crows... but there's no sign of the sun-bathing squirrel. Hawk food, perhaps?