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:

Kristi Bowman said...

He's a beauty!!! Wonderful photos!

Barb said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

he was showing you a lovely red tail. :)

Gary said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

Andrew said...

A beautiful bird to see...

Jerry said...

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

Carletta said...

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.

Martha Z said...

Nice images of a very handsome bird.

rainfield61 said...

I learn while you are learning.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the beautiful hawk.

Linda said...

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

Debbie said...

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

caite said...

handsome feller, especially the second one.

Mama Zen said...

What a beauty!

lotusleaf said...

He seems to be posing for the photo! Beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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

Kay said...

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

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

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

Louis la Vache said...

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

Betsy from Tennessee said...

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

mick said...

Great photos of the Hawk up against that blue sky.

Cher said...

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

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Beautiful images, lovely lighting the rusty tones sure shine.

Timeless said...

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.

heyBJK said...

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

Nature Rambles said...

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

NatureStop said...

Hi Eileen,

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

Shantana

Fjällripan said...

Such a beautiful bird!! Great captures :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk Eileen, superb!

Gattina said...

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

Rohrerbot said...

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

Karin M. said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

nice shots. Love the vivid color it has.

Kathie Brown said...

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!

Island Rambles Blog said...

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

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, beautiful bird.

betchai said...

love that eye of the hawk, beautiful shots.

Libby Rodriguez said...

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

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the hawk.

NewMexiKen said...

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

joo said...

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

Rambling Woods said...

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

Amila Kanchana said...

He looks fierce!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

gorgeous hawk & awesome shots!! wOw!!

Denise said...

Such gorgeous photos Eileen, and what a magnificent hawk.

Linda G. said...

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

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

We love these big birds. Excellent shot.

Darryl and Ruth :)