Camera Critters - Red-tailed Hawk

I am becoming concerned for the birds that frequent our feeders as I saw another of the hawks perched in a nearby tree--watching. So far the hawks have not attacked any of the diners, but I think that it's definitely what they have in mind. It was the male that came today. I was able to get fairly close to the tree to snap some shots, but when I climbed up into the loft of my kids' playset to get a better angle, he decided that I had gotten too close and flew closer to his roosting tree.

red-tailed male3-crop

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Comments

Darla said…
Oh yeah, just waiting for the right time!
Grammy said…
You captured a wonderful shot of him. I could sit and watch them all day.
Have a great week.
Grammy
Missouri, USA
Rose said…
A wonderful capture!
That is such a beautiful shot of the hawk. Sitting in the snowy pines, it's just gorgeous.
Lona
Nice shot!

I played too :)
Carolina said…
Great that you could come close enough for a good picture. Beautiful bird!
Villas Girl said…
Wonderful photo. I love your header too.
Anonymous said…
That is what happens..I had a red-tail once but we do get Coopers and Sharpys..They have to eat too...
Tammy said…
That is a gorgeous shot!!!
Lapa37 said…
Pretty great capture
OH OH! I suspect you are correct! I spotted a hawk in a linden tree near our feeders but it took off when it saw me and my camera.
Dianne said…
nature gets complicated doesn't it

he's a beauty
ratmammy said…
I love this photo!
Reader Wil said…
It's great to see this bird in your garden! I know there are akk kind of hawks in Ohio, That's something we miss here in Holland We have not many birds of prey at least not in our yards.
fishing guy said…
Adrienne: What a neat capture in the pine tree, you made a wonderful capture.
Bruce said…
Beautiful bird...we have only seen these in captivity. How wonderful you saw one in the wild!
theArthurClan said…
I love the great lengths you went to for the perfect shot. :) What a beautiful one you captured here Adrienne!
Indrani said…
Not a cooperative fellow, that birdie!
You got real close in this shot!
Barbara said…
What a beautiful capture. The snow and pine needle frame him well. Smiles B
deejbrown said…
From the Camera Critters site, I "blind clicked" and ended up here. Huh. Coincidence is God's other name, or so they say.
Life With Dogs said…
They are beautiful - you were lucky to get that close. I've been trying for years here.
Misty Dawn said…
AWESOME! They take my breath away they are so gorgeous.

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