Saturday, July 9, 2011

Birding: Hawk in the garden

So we have a resident hawk.

This awesome creature sits patiently on the stiles between our garden and our neighbor's, hoping to spot a rabbit or toad. Most commonly seen in the mornings when i'm sipping my coffee by the kitchen window. I have a feeling it's the presence of the gardens that is making the hawk come around. And we also suspect there's a hawk's nest somewhere out in the back. I took a few pictures a few days ago and they didn't turn out too good because I had looked out the window with the mesh screen (totally stupid!)

After a few identifications, I think we have ourselves a Red-Shouldered Hawk here. First of all, it's the most common one in these Eastern parts, and also it looks and sounds just like one... so


What do you think?


  1. You have a guardian hawk. How cool is that!

  2. Just came across your blog and I am really enjoying reading! Wanted to say "hi" from your newest follower.

  3. You just popped into my email box from two separate blogs that I read! I think it's destiny that I meet you! My name is Meghan. The gal above, Karen Marie, is my BFF. I also saw a comment of yours on Under Those Neon Lights! Crazy!

    Also, I love the hawk! Amazing!

  4. How cool! Hopefully he brings you some good luck! I love your blog! It's adorable! :)

  5. @Lisa
    Thanks Lisa! I thought that's pretty cool too!

  6. @Meghan
    Haha! Hi Meghan! I'm very happy to meet you too!

  7. what an amazing bird- isn't it remarkable when you see one of those big birds?

  8. Whoa, that is so cool! You should try to train to carry messages for you, like that owl from Harry Potter! :)

  9. oh my gosh! that bird looks huge! maybe he'll come visit again ^_^


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