Saturday, October 28, 2006

I took Patch for a walk around the lake yesterday and this hawk landed near us just as I left the house. I only had the shorter of my zoom lenses mounted so it was lucky that it was quite a confident bird, letting me walk pretty close to it to take these pictures.

Yes, that's a snake it is holding in its claws! Is this an omen, or what?!
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2 comments:

Rosa said...

Oh Brian how lucky and what a priveledge to be able to get that close to a bird of prey. Birds of prey, especially hawks, are my absolute favourite creatures. I felt lucky a few years ago when a hawk visited our garden for a whole week. Another time I witnessed a hawk perched on a roof having breakfast. It is thrilling to watch a bird of prey making it's swoop to catch it's victim. Although I feel sorry fot the victim, I still feel elated to see such magnificent creatures doing what they are so formidably equipped to do.
That's a great pic you took :)
auntie R XX

Anonymous said...

Oh Brian how lucky and what a priveledge to be able to get that close to a bird of prey. Birds of prey, especially hawks, are my absolute favourite creatures. I felt lucky a few years ago when a hawk visited our garden for a whole week. Another time I witnessed a hawk perched on a roof having breakfast. It is thrilling to watch a bird of prey making it's swoop to catch it's victim. Although I feel sorry fot the victim, I still feel elated to see such magnificent creatures doing what they are so formidably equipped to do.
That's a great pic you took :)
auntie R XX