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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Neighborhood Sharpie

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Include Wordless Wednesday in your flight pattern today.

48 comments:

Daddy Forever said...

Nice photo of the birdie. I wonder what it's looking at.

dianne - bunny trails said...

How beautiful! Stunning composition. :D

Stan said...

Raptors are such magnificent birds. They are fascinating to watch, but I wouldn't want to trade diets.

NickTay said...

Ooohhh....nice shot

Robin said...

What a beauty, and beautifully composed!

Esther Garvi said...

Lovely hawk! We have a few of those here in Niger as well, but they never stick around long enough for me to have an excuse not to dust, lol! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Scrolling down your site, I found my way back to Esmé's blog again!

Do you have any connection with Africa, Pamela?

Greetings from Niger,
Esther

Mar said...

Gorgeous shot and composition!!!
Happy ww :)

WT said...

Great shot Pam.

napaboaniya said...

A short rest to travel a longer journey ahead :)

foam said...

lovely photo! you take some good ones.

Dyes said...

what a great shot!

happy WW!

Urban Thought said...

Great photo...

Happy WW!!!

Beth F said...

Great shot, so well composed. Happy WW.

Mojo said...

That is fabulous! Either you were using a really long lens, or that's one very focused bird. Unusual to find one so close to the ground perched like that. Usually they're up where they can command a wider view. Lucky you!

Jocelyn said...

That's a fantastic shot! Happy WWW! :)

Rasmenia said...

That is a very beautiful & serene photo - also, I love your photo header. It's just beautiful.

Happy WW to you!

Indrani said...

Wow! Lucky capture! None of them sit still for me. :)

nikki said...

Lovely!

The Social Frog said...

Very nice picture!

Gattina said...

I never saw such a bird ! It's beautiful !

heather said...

But can you color with that Sharpie?

East Coast Wahine said...

Nice shot of a beautiful bird. Pls visit my 1st WW!

lisaschaos said...

Pamela that's beautiful! I am so impressed with what your point and shoot can do! I never had luck with birds until getting the SLR.

Robyn Jones said...

This is a great picture....It is probably hunting my chihuahua.....LOL!

Swampy said...

"Here Kitty Kitty."

Sara Bonds said...

That is beautifully taken. That birdie sure did let you get close didn't it?

Happy WW!

Allison Says said...

Wow, beautiful picture! S/he looks very intent on something.

Tina said...

That's a cool picture, the Hawk looks so majestic...
Great shot!
And thanks a lot for stopping by at my WW :-)

Happy WW!

Kila said...

Great photo.

Now that's a neighborhood watch program.

MarmiteToasty said...

wow, what a brill photo....love it..

x

jettied said...

OOHh what a neat picture!! i so love birdie pics!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Gorgeous picture!

dawn said...

Great photo. We have hawks here but I am not sure if we have that kind. We also have ravens out back and I worry about the chickens now and then, but so far no trouble.

Terri said...
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Terri said...

That's a beautiful shot, Pamela. We have a Cooper's hawk that visits our neighborhood on occasion (and usually manages to nab a songbird or two). Hope I can get as clear a shot next time.

Jeanette said...

Gday Pamela.. Nice photo you have captured of the hawk sitting on the fence..

storyteller said...

Wonderful!
Hugs and blessings,

rose said...

Pam true what they say about the Hawk but what got my eye was the dust will wait Neat wish I knew more about how to do stuff like that

Desert Songbird said...

Great capture, Pamela. Did you get up close, or did you use a really great zoom?

Junebug said...

Will you send that hawk over to your daughter's house to watch her neighbor's son? And maybe peck his eyes out?

A Spot of T said...

Gorgeous photo! We get hawks here and they drive the Robins insane getting into their nests. It's a bit heartbreaking to sit on the deck and see one go after a nest with baby Robins in it. Nature sucks sometimes. But not when Hawks are sitting on fences like this. Hawks are gorgeous like this!

sirdar said...

I recall a picture on someones blog very similar to this one. I love the photo. Very nice shot.

BlondeBlogger said...

Aww, sweet birdie!

Carla said...

What a beauty!

Vicki said...

I have never seen one of those before. Do you have Red Headed Woodpeckers? We have a tree that is almost dead because of them pecking at it so much.

Great picture!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a lovely bird with a tough and determined aura.

wendy said...

That is a GREAT photo

hkki said...

nice photo