Sunday, August 17, 2008


After lunch we stopped at the park
to hunt for bugs.

A Red Tailed Hawk was perched
on one of the arbors in the rose garden.

He was an attraction.
A spokesman for the raptors.

We found lots of Skippers and bees.
Seeing the American Snout was a special treat.


Wendy said...

Wow! What a stunning pic of the red-tailed hawk. He certainly looks impressive.

Cheryl said...

Wow Sherry I could look at the hawk all day....what a magnificent bird.....wonderful capture....

Rose said...

I love watching the hawks soar through the sky; great picture.

Deb said...

Hi Sherry
Looking forward to catching up on missed post while I've been on holidays! We moved Kate into her new apartment (which is surrounded by a large wooded area) and saw 2 hawks and a groundhog on the first day :-) Your photos of the red-tailed hawk are spectacular.

Mary said...

Sherry, hawk is so beautiful!!!! I've never been so close to a red-tailed. You really show him off well.

Mary :o)

marmee said...

fantastic photograph of the red hawk. i will have to show dh, he will love seeing this magnificant bird.

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
Mr. Red-tailed was about 8 feet up!
Big Hawk!
He was amazing.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I was so impressed...lots of park goers did not know what kind of bird he was. I was so happpy to share a bit of Hawk info.
Today while walking I found a very large feather. My husband thought it was a Hawk feather.
In the American Indian tradition the Hawk is a messanger. I wonder what he is saying?

Q said...

Dear Rose,
I also love watching the Hawks. A pair of Red-tails hunt my backyard. I have seen them land in the trees before. Big and beautiful birds.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
I am so happy you are home safe and sound! I hope Kate posts some pictures of her new place.
Looking forward to Thankful Thursdays again. Hope you tell about your holiday.
I missed you!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I was very close. He seemed interested in all the people. He watched them for the longest time. My husband and I had to go. We left Mr. Red-tailed watching the people come and go in the rose garden.

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
I was awed!!!