Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Raptor Sighting

On my way home from work on Monday, I saw two hawks resting in a dead tree that sits in a field close to the road. I wished then that I had my camera with me to take a picture. Yesterday, I made sure I packed my camera in my bag, and it paid off. Today, on my way home along a different road, I came across this beautiful bird looking for prey over a field.

I think it's a Cooper's Hawk, but I'm not sure. It was beautiful. I was able to get these photos by rolling down my car window and taking the shots from inside the car. It was completely aware of where I was. I decided to see if I could get closer, so I got out of the car. As soon as I began to walk toward him, he lifted his wings and flew away. Darn it! I need a telephoto lens.


Dog Trot Farm said...

Get photos, that is one large bird. I can just imagine his wing span. Now I know why they make flack jackets for chickens!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Sorry, great photos-I should never try and multi-task!

Knatolee said...

Ooh, great photos Genny!