Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Watcher

The other day, I spotted a red tailed hawk sitting on a low pole by the side of the road. We promptly turned around and drove into the parking lot where he was. We got quite close, but he didn't seem to care. He just sat there and posed for us. He was waiting for a tasty road kill dinner.






“Was it through your know-how that the hawk learned to fly, soaring effortlessly on thermal updrafts? Did you command the eagle’s flight, and teach her to build her nest in the heights, Perfectly at home on the high cliff face, invulnerable on pinnacle and crag? From her perch she searches for prey, spies it at a great distance. Her young gorge themselves on carrion; wherever there’s a roadkill, you’ll see her circling.”
Job 39



11 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

wow he's beautiful! how nice of him to pose for you!

Sandra said...

he is a beauty. your title is one of my favorite books the watcher by Dean Koonz.. I read it 4 times over the years

Summer said...

Such a beauty ♥

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Magnificent Ginny!!!!! Simply magnificent.

Ann said...

He's pretty awesome. I find it amazing how they'll sit for such a long time waiting and watching for their next meal

Rose said...

Awesome shots, Ginny.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great pictures.Most of the time these birds take off the minute I even think about getting a picture.

reana claire said...

Indeed the hawk looks very cool and steady... :) Nice shots again, Ginny!

Tamago said...

Wow, he looks magnificent! I've never seen a hawk up close in person - only spotted them flying high up in the sky. Great captures!

Ruth Kelly said...

He held still for you unlike a cat you can't stand to be stared at.

Carla from The River said...

Amazing photos ... I just love hawks. We had one visit us this winter. What an entrance he made. All the little song birds took off ;-) They are amazing birds.
Great photos, Ginny, you really do have a gift.
Carla