Monday, September 5, 2011

tree year project 2011, #10


It seems about once a year (07/20/10 and 10/04/09) I'm able to get a picture of a red-shouldered hawk on this Douglas-fir. This time it's for The Tree Year project. In the past 2 weeks, city workers have been tidying up the park below our balcony. The pride of Madeira has been trimmed within an inch of its life. I'll be curious to see how it blooms next year. At the very least it'll help the red-shouldered to spot a snack on the ground.

8 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Precious Red-shouldered Hawk image.

Janet said...

Nice shot!

dreamfalcon said...

cool "finding" :-)

tina said...

It's a beautiful shot of the hawk. I am sitting here listening to a couple of them by their nest myself. I love these birds. So majestic. Never caught an up close photo of one though. Great catch!

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks! I'm really impressed with the coloring and markings of red-shouldered hawks. Now if only I could capture photos of the other birds of prey in our area, but they tend not to sit for me on the tree next to our balcony.

troutbirder said...

It so hard to get close to these beautiful birds and yet I stood right underneath one, about ten feet above me at Audobon Corkscrew Swamp sanctuary in Florida.

Joe said...

Great shot of the hawk.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Mr. T, it helps to have a balcony 3 stories up and within a few feet of a popular perching tree.

Thanks, Joe.