Monday, September 22, 2008

Swainson's Hawk

On a recent drive with a friend, this Swainson's Hawk was kind enough to pose for a little while.
Many birders will tell you, that this species is a lot more tolerant of us humans than the other common raptor of the prairies, the Red-tailed Hawk :

10 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Oh my! I don't even know what to say! (You'd get a chuckle if you could see my smile when my blog roll indicates you've posted something new! :)

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Cracker Nick, great detail in the birds eye.

Nick S said...

Thanks very much. I'm posting a few individual shots lately, as sometimes I can go days without posting anything as I usually like to post sets from one trip or outing.
This way there's something new to see a little bit more often :-)

Me and my puppies said...

Great shot of an awesome bird.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. Just beautiful! Is it just me or did you do a little redecorating since my last visit? Nice! :-)

Nick S said...

Thanks :-) Yes, I gave the site a bit of a spruce up !

Bird Girl said...

Holy cow, Nick! That is drop dead gorgeous -- I've never seen this hawk and wow - handsome - wonderful image!

John Theberge said...

I've been asked in the past how I'm able to get nice photos, I always say half the battle is just being out there, you're not gonna get photos sitting in your living room. We're lucky that you "get out there" because you sure do take some beautiful photographs that a lot of us can only hope to get.

Shellmo said...

His pose, the lighting - all fantastic!

Nick S said...

Thanks very much for the kind words guys :-)