Monday, September 8, 2008

Hawks, One



He has his eye on me, but his claws are holding down his prey, which he scooped up from the road before flying onto the fairway. I first spotted him sitting on top of one of the lamps on the hotel driveway, then I followed him onto the fairway snapping photos all the time. Ultimately, I walked down the slope towards the pond so I could try to frame him against the sky. I'll show those pictures in another post. While I was snapping away, he started squawking, and a few seconds later a second hawk landed on the fairway. I wasn't able to get them both in the same shot until a few minutes later when they met in my favorite tree. Stay tuned.

8 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Cool shot of the hunter! You really are fortunate!

Kris said...

You've done really well to catch this guy in the act! Birds of prey are always mightily impressive.

Carletta said...

Oh wow!
Stay tuned, STAY TUNED, I wanna see!

BTW: coffee and cookies anytime ;)

Small City Scenes said...

Oh wowee. Great shot. Look at the detail on the wing feathers. NICE!! MB

evlahos said...

excellent landscape

Mo said...

Not too many birds of prey in London. However they do use them to scare the pigeons away in Trafalgar Square.

Barbara Rahal said...

mm nice catch here..let me read more...

Janice Thomson said...

What a gorgeous scene - outstanding photo George.