Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday's Critters #216

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January 25, I noticed this Red-shouldered Hawk sitting in our weeping cherry tree. It is not far from my feeders and deck. This hawk looked huge, I assume it was a female. I read that the females hawks are larger than the male hawks. The female can be 25-35 percent larger than the male. 





I thought I saw another large bird flying into the pine tree in the back park of the yard. I was thinking the male might have been hanging around too.







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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

72 comments:

Tom said...

...neat looking.

Nancy Chan said...

It is a majestic bird! Thank you for hosting, Eileen! Have a happy & blessed weekend!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely hawk - I'm just fascinated by the patterns on their feathers.

italiafinlandia said...

Fantastic capture!
Really a beautiful bird.
BTW no Blue Moon for me: it was too cloudy, dark, rainy...
Have a nice weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

not fun for us close to the feeder, but the hawk needs food too. That´s life. Great shots :)

rainfield61 said...

A beautiful couple.
A hawk symbolizes strength.

Margaret Adamson said...

Waiting fro breakfast no doubt Eileen. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Joyful said...

You got a nice view that day. Lovely. xx

✿ chica said...

Vale a pena aqui passar cada dia! Belas tuas fotos! beijos, lindo fim de semana,chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Great capture - I do think that these birds are learning that smaller, prey birds, feed at these places and are therefore easy targets. That's nature at work! Have a great weekend. YAM xx

Lea said...

What a beauty!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Jo said...

Hello Eileen, your photos of the Red-shouldered hawk are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this meme. I've managed to link up today! Yay! Have a great day. Jo

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Beautiful Eileen!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the hawk.
I wish you a very good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice visitor! Our local red-shoulders lost their nest in Hurricane Irma. The pine tree went down and took about 5 Melaleucas with it. They are still in the wooded grove but I cannot find their nest so far.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Thank you for hosting this wonderful party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beautiful Hawk. I love your bird photos.
I wish you a wonderful weekend!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.
Happy Weekend.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful pictures of this beautiful hawk!
Great captures!
I’m sure it’s waiting for lunch...poor little birds!
Wishing you a lovely weekend and a happy February!
Dimi...

Giga said...

The hawk will now hunt for birds that will be at the feeder. This is the life of birds, sometimes cruel. Regards.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. It is interesting how such large birds can "vanish" in the canopy like that. They have a knack of just sitting quietly too, part of their always successful hunting strategies.

Thanks for the linkup today. Hope your weather improves soon.

Florence said...

What a magnificent hawk!!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Great sighting, not a visitor you want to the garden all the time.

Brian King said...

Beautiful hawk! They have a nice feather pattern!

David Gascoigne said...

Red-shouldered Hawk is a very handsome raptor, not common here, unfortunately.

Nick V. said...

A magnificent creature, Eileen!
Thanks for hosting and have a good week.

Sussi said...

handsome hawk!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! And it's such a good time to get pics when the leaves are off the trees. It's even easier to see birds here right now wish most leaves off the trees. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Mary Hone said...

Very nice. I love to watch raptors of all kinds.

Latane Barton said...

Excellent pictures of that hawk. Wish I could be so lucky!!

Cloudia said...

Thanks, thrilling, E!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:)How exciting to see the Red-shouldered Hawk in your yard. It's a magnificent bird of prey,...and lovely to look at in your photos.. Thank you for hosting Eileen, and have a great weekend.:)

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh my, he is pretty, basking in the sunlight. Have a wonderful day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

The neatest thing about hawks, their screech through the woods when they are out of sight.

:]

carol l mckenna said...

Marvelous photos of the Red Hawk ~ favorite is the first one!

Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Suzanne Prickett said...

Great photos of the hawk Eileen. She's a pretty one. It is easier to see some of the different birds while there are no leaves on the trees. Yesterday I spotted two redheaded woodpeckers in my mulberry tree, but couldn't get a good picture of them. I was so excited to actually see two of them together! Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

William Kendall said...

What a beauty!

Karen Lakis said...

Beautiful hawk! I hope your little song birds are on alert.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Please remove my first link. It was a mistake!

Ela said...

These birds are dangerous to our small winged friends !!
Gorgeous pictures of the hawk !!
Happy weekend :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos of the Red-shouldered Hawk, have a wonderful weekend Eileen.

Sandi said...

Majestic!

RedPat said...

She looks powerful, Eileen!
I saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch today again!

Jeanie said...

You must have footsteps like an angel on a cloud to not scare them away. Wonderful photos.

Our photos said...

Wow, just outside of your window ! Very nice !

Sondra said...

A really nice shot! Maybe you'll have a nesting of the pair?

orchid Miyako said...

Good Morning Dearest Eileen; Oh, I have never seen a Hawk before p:-) I thought she is a cutey for a rapture♡♡♡ She was sitting in your weeping cherry tree; Oh, that's AMAZING ♫♫♫
Wishing you will have a wonderful weekend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, what lovely views! Magnificent beauty, indeed. It's good to be back and posting here on Saturday!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a beautiful bird. I recently captured a few lovely bird photos in my yard that I'm sure you'll enjoy. I would link up here, but honestly, I haven't been spending much time online.

Have a great week Eileen,
Andrea

Felicia said...

A beautiful bird.

Victoria said...

Such a beautiful hawk, great capture!

Betty Crow said...

Hawks fascinate me. I'm always trying to get a good pic. These are great shots!

diane b said...

Sure is a beautiful BIG bird.

krishna said...

Gorgeous bird!

The Furry Gnome said...

Great pictures of the hawk!

Jeanna said...

Wonderful shots, we have a lot of hawks around here but I think they are red-tailed hawks.

edenhills said...

Beautiful captures! That second shot is amazing.

edenhills said...

Beautiful captures! That second shot is amazing.

Linda said...

I rarely get a chance to photograph a hawk. Seems like I only see them from the highway.

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful hawk! He has definitely scared the other birds away!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Cathy Keller said...

I had never seen a red-shouldered hawk until last fall when there was a group at our market had one that they had rescued. He was just beautiful as is the one you share. Thank you! Wishing you well!

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Great hawk photos. We have one hanging around our backyard area as well. Guess they are good at seeking out easy meals. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture with detail on the hawk! Interesting to know females are sized big than male. Happy birding

Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures of the Hawk..I hope everybody is on the alert..she could be hungry..

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Eileen...thaks so much for dropping by and sharing this post with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Lois said...

You really got some good photos of the hawk. I have them in my yard too and I always enjoy watching them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They have such watchful eyes! That size thing is true about Eagles too or so it says on the website for 'our' eagle nest. I wonder if it is the same all birds of prey?

Ranten said...

Lovely pictures of the Red-shouldered Hawk! Happy new week!

Angie said...

In the second shot, she is looking very intently at something ... so enthralling!

The Yum List said...

I'm enjoying all of the green in your pics today.

jandi said...

what a gorgeous creature! wonderful captures!

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