Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hawk In A Clear Blue Sky




Unable to spy any red heads in the area, I lucked out and spotted this Red Tail Hawk that was staying at the Omni on June 14, 2008.

See more photos of the hawk by scrolling down to June 14 and 15 posts.

Join in the Sky Watch fun by visiting Tom, our gracious host.


UPDATE: I was privileged to participate in the post that appears today on Bostonscapes by Fenix. Check it out if you have a minute!

53 comments:

cocabixinhos said...

Wow! what a awesome red tail!! Seamed like a pet! LOL

Great post :)

mharia said...

wow ... what a lucky find! looks great against the blue! :)

Anemone said...

Just so great, and the hawk is my favourite bird of all kinds :-))

Nice weekend to you, from Anne in Norway.

Picturing of Life said...

aaahh...so blue. I like ur first shot

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Jim said...

Hello,

These raptors are becoming more and more common in the most unusual places. You've captured this one very nicely!

Jim

The Texican said...

I didn't know hawks were allowed at the Omni.

bobbie said...

Oh yes. that bird is just perfect.

Carletta said...

This redhead spies a gorgeous photo when she sees one.
These are awesome!

Sherry said...

Great capture of this hawk, with a beautiful blue sky background!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh, I can never ever get enough of this hawk... what an incredible specimen... fabulous photos.

WillThink4Wine said...

Love the second shot! Hope he's got a reservation.

Petunia said...

Lucky you:)
I had to cheat for my picture today!
Love your shots of the hawk!

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Fugazi said...

The first shot is very good....and birds..how to catch a good photo before they decide to leave....:))

SandyCarlson said...

Claiming his inheritence....

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I almost caught a hawk with my camera this week...but you actually did. Congrats!

imac said...

Stunning photos.

pop and see mine from the back garden.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

A sequence of photos very beautiful with a spectacular sky

Ida said...

GREAT captures! :)
Wonderful.
The bird looks a little bit shy in the last shot.... ;)

esnorway said...

nice shots

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful catch, well done.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

How lucky to catch those shots before it flew away - as they usually do!

Uma Por Dia said...

Wonderful lucked catch!
Wasn´t he squawking like crazy?

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

You've got a good eye. This hawk looks like part of a finial for the lamps! Good Sky Watch.

Chuck Pefley said...

Perfect light for photo and hawk :)

Sandpiper said...

He perched there because he wanted to star on SkyWatch! Pretty shots.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is one of the nicest lamp posts I have ever seen. I wish there were more like it in every city from coast to coast.

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Rose said...

I love that last shot.

babooshka said...

He really is being good model. Even showing his best side. Lighting is pretty perfect too.

Louis la Vache said...

You were lucky to catch him - birds usually don't cooperate with photographers so well!

For Sky Watch over at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, we have a dance between the moon and the fog at midnight.

Dewdrop said...

How incredible is that?! Wonderful capture. Excellent SWF shot!

Small City Scenes said...

I like hawks in fact I like most Raptors. We have plenty out this way. Some come down from Alaska to spent the winter and some are residents. I see them here everyday. MB

Tommy V said...

great catch

Island Rambles Blog said...

top picture is a winner...looks like it is out of a magazine...good sky watch!!

Ladynred said...

wow! you got there on time to capture the hawk! Beautiful!
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jennifer said...

Thank you for the Hawk sighting. We love to look for them around here. Always on power lines it seems.

Be blessed.

Jennifer

fishing guy said...

Champ: Very nicely captured today, nice photos.

evlahos said...

very beautiful captures. you have found a beautiful model

Steven and Aisha said...

Amazing shots! :) The hawk looks so beautiful.

Janice Thomson said...

Fantastic photos George! I love the composition of the second one down. Awesome. I also agree with Abraham - those are beautiful street lamps!

Mike said...

Great. Well captured!
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the teach said...

Wow! How incredible you caught that hawk just sitting there! :)

pts said...

so nice!

Christy said...

Wonderful hawk capture. I am amazed at the places I see them now.

Sharon said...

Great catch!

Raven said...

Lovely shots as always. Scrolling down the page, I'd say that every day is a "skywatch" day at Champion's Gate.

AphotoAday said...

Best seat in the house -- great SWF...
Best regards, Don.

Dorothée said...

Hello Champ,
The second picture is amazing. It's a piece of art! I love so much this combination hawk and lantern.
Looking closely at the picture, I am still wondering how the hawk can stand on this pointy decoration. Not such a comfortable sit! ;-)
Have a great WE!

Nita said...

Those are beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing! My very "first" entry is up as well. Hope to see you there!

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Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! This is just perfect. Beautiful photos.

Lana G! said...

Such elegant taste in accomodations the red tail hawk has! Great shots!

Rambling Round said...

Great catch on top of the light!

AnneKa said...

Fantastic photos!!!
From AnneKa in Norway

Kathiesbirds said...

What an interesting and different post for Skywatch. I love the birds so this is great in my book!