Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wilkes Barre Hawk

I am linking up with World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


I am pretty sure this is a Red-tailed hawk. Hubby and I saw him or her while walking around Kirby Park in Wilkes Barre, Pa this weekend.


The hawk did not move much only a slight turn of the head to look at me.

The red-tailed has a vivid rusty red tail.  Also, present are white markings called scapulars. Now, I had to look up what exactly scapulars were on a bird. Scapulars are feathers that cover the top of the hawks wing when the bird is at rest. They look like shoulders. Cool, I learned something new today, the meaning of scapulars.


To see more wonderful birds click here World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes.

Thanks to Springman of World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle of Nature Notes. Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. Happy Birding and I hope the rest of your week is a happy too.


48 comments:

  1. He's a beauty!!! Wonderful photos!

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  2. Great shots, Eileen! I love how it just turned it's head slightly - it doesn't look too worried!

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  3. he was showing you a lovely red tail. :)

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  4. Gret series, Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Yes, that's it, a Red-tailed Hawk. I got that from Mary at http://tingsgrove.blogspot.co.uk/
    Nice photos.

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  6. Amazing bird and fantastic photos - birds of prey are unbeatable in my book!

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  7. Nice that he stayed to pose among the newly green leaves.
    Lovely shots Eileen!
    Thanks for the feather lesson as well - I learned from you today.

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  8. Nice images of a very handsome bird.

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  9. Great shots of the beautiful hawk.

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  10. Gorgeous photos! My post for tomorrow has a red-shouldered hawk! We must be on the same wavelength this week!

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  11. oh...he's big and beautiful against that blue sky!!

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  12. handsome feller, especially the second one.

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  13. He seems to be posing for the photo! Beautiful!

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  14. Such a handsome fellow -- I love the one of him looking at you! Looks like Spring there.

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  15. He must have known you were there when he turned around to look over his shoulder.

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  16. Looks like he/she was posing for you! Great shots!

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  17. hee hee...Next Tuesday for Ruby Tuesday, «Louis» will feature as Studebaker Sky Hawk....
    ;-D

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  18. Hi Eileen, We looked up Ricketts and Wilkes Barre on our map--and definitely put that area on our LONG list of places to visit...

    Your header is awesome...

    Great pictures of the hawk.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. Great photos of the Hawk up against that blue sky.

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  20. beautiful and very interesting bird! happy birding and nature seeking! :)

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  21. Beautiful images, lovely lighting the rusty tones sure shine.

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  22. Is that an Elm Tree he is in ? Seeing that makes me think of some giant tall Eucalyptus trees we had at the foot of some mountains where I grew up. For decades some Redtailed Hawks nested there. They were a common site to see in those chaparral hills where they hunted for food. Then some developer came in and decided to profit off the land and the trees went. So did the Hawks.

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  23. That's a beautiful hawk! I've never seen this species. Great shots, Eileen!

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  24. What beautiful bird! And good to learn what scapulars are!

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  25. Hi Eileen,

    What a beaty and so well captured!Thanks for sharing.

    Shantana

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  26. Such a beautiful bird!! Great captures :)

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  27. Gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk Eileen, superb!

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  28. What a great shot, but I must admit he doesn't look very friendly !

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  29. That's a red tailed hawk for sure. I just learned a new word today. Thanks for sharing, "scapulars". :)

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  30. Great shots, Eileen! Such beautiful bird...
    Greetings Karin

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  31. nice shots. Love the vivid color it has.

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  32. Good for you.Eileen! It's always nice to learn something new! I saw one of these down at the park when I was walking the dog and birding today!

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  33. I love the red tail shots....so hard to get them to stay still!!

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  34. love that eye of the hawk, beautiful shots.

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  35. Wow - nice scapulars! {wink} Actually, I love the second shot where he is looking at you over his shoulder. Great photos!!

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  36. Nice that it let you get so close! Nice portraits.

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  37. Beautiful photos, Eileen! The light is superb, and I do love your header:)

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  38. Awesome series of the red-tail. I don't see them here too often, but they are big hawks and amazing to watch...Michelle

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  39. Such gorgeous photos Eileen, and what a magnificent hawk.

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  40. The hawk was looking at you in the second picture. BTW I like your cover photo; great reflections!

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  41. We love these big birds. Excellent shot.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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