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Thursday, February 21, 2013

One Big Bad Bird

After walking the dog this morning I saw what I thought was an owl high up on the top of an electrical pole. A few nights ago there had been two owls sitting on that same pole hooting away. I wondered why an owl would be out this late in the morning. Maybe he had a bad night of hunting.

 Then it turned its head towards me and I saw it was a huge hawk of some kind. He was watching mostly in the direction of the road, probably in hopes of getting an easy meal from road kill.

 
 I had to be patient and wait for him to look my way so I could get a good photo of his face. I had to be ready and quick because he would only look my way for a few seconds then turn back towards the road.
(You might want to click on the photos so you can see a larger view)
 I don't have any idea what kind of a hawk it is but it sure made my morning walk a little bit more exciting.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

Teresa



2 comments:

  1. I'll ask tonight with my sweety gets home. He's really good and identifying birds, especially hawks. (He raises homing pigeons, so he has to keep an eye out for hawks.)

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  2. He thinks it might be a Red Tail Hawk, although he's not sure if they are indigenous to Washington State.

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