Wordless Wednesday: Not Used to Seeing Birds Like This in My Backyard

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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Chris - I wasn't sure what kind of bird that was until I read Gary's comment. Great shot and so clear!

Mar 25, 2009 05:29 PM #5
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Holy moly, Chris Ann - better keep your cats inside!   :)

Mar 25, 2009 07:58 PM #6
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Wow, Chris Ann, that's an exciting shot! Not everyday one is able to get such a neat shot of a hawk!

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Mar 26, 2009 03:23 AM #7
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Chris Ann That is a beautiful Hawk and they are great at ridding the area of rodents! Very cool picture!

Mar 26, 2009 04:50 AM #8
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That's the red-shouldered hawk. Quite a stunning picture. Obviously very photogenic since he turned his head for you when you took the picture.

Mar 26, 2009 05:29 AM #9
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Beautiful picture, we see those a lot in our area but haven't gotten a photo like that one :)

Mar 26, 2009 06:04 AM #10
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Marian:  No idea what it is, so I'll take your word for it.  All I know is, it's BIG.

Randy: Have to give my husband James credit on capturing this one!

Andrea: Thanks.

Gary:  We think this is the culprit that had hurt one of the cats we took in.  She had a huge gash in her side when she was about two months old.  Being white, I'm sure she stood out like a sore thumb to this predatory bird.

Mar 26, 2009 10:55 AM #11
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Robert:  I'm not a bird watcher...so I have no clue what it really is.  Think we researched it right after the shot, but the exact type of bird escapes my mind.

Randy:  We sure do!  We think this is the reason that one of the strays we took in was injured.

Debi:  We've even seen wild turkeys in our neighborhood, but the pics didn't turn out nearly as good.

Russell:  That must be the reason we don't have mice, yet live so close to the woods.

Mar 26, 2009 10:58 AM #12
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Jim:  You got it down to the breed.  I never would have known.

Kevin & Monica:  My shots of birds never turn out.  Have my husband to thank for this one.

Mar 26, 2009 10:59 AM #13
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Chris Ann,

I see he is watching you the whole time. Great shot with getting him to turn his head. :)

Steve

Mar 26, 2009 02:15 PM #14
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Chris Ann,

Beautiful shot!! Thanks for sharing.

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Mar 26, 2009 07:48 PM #15
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Chris Ann In all my years in Lake Ridge backing to woods I've never seen a bird like that - good picture,  Karen

Mar 27, 2009 01:51 AM #16
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Chris Ann - Isn't it fortunate to see wonderful wild life in your yard.  I live a couple of blocks from the American River.  I get all sorts of critters that migrate up from the area. . .Possums, Raccoons, Wild Turkeys, Rabbits, Skunks, Deer, etc.  It's quite unusual for us, because we are quite populated in this area.  I actually had owls nesting in one of my Palm trees in the front yard!

Mar 27, 2009 02:17 AM #17
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Steve:  The shot was taken from inside the house.  He had no idea we were watching.  Something else must've got his attention.

Mar 27, 2009 05:07 AM #18
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Oh, wow, Chris Ann. How utterly cool. Hey, I can say that I finally spotted my first robin yesterday! Doesn't quite compare to a hawk, though.

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Mar 27, 2009 07:22 AM #19
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Jon:  Thanks!

Karen:  I never saw so much wildlife before I moved to Bristow. 

Myrl:  I do like the perks of seeing stuff that is out of the norm...except for snakes.

Elizabeth:  Robins are beautiful.  I love seeing the eggs they lay.  So blue.

Mar 27, 2009 10:50 AM #20
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Chris Ann:  What a a great picture... such a beautiful creature.  But... OMG... the poor thing has it's head on backwards.  Call the vet !

Mar 27, 2009 03:52 PM #21
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Karen Anne:  Don't you wish you could do that?  Whip your head around backward and see what Molly T. is up to behind you as you type on the computer. 

Mar 28, 2009 01:24 AM #22
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Chris- Great picture--We have a hawk visit our yard from time to time- they are avid hunters and know we have bird feeders out year round-----periodically they sit right on top of the pergola over our deck---Waiting-------sad but all part of the natural food chain I guess!

Apr 01, 2009 05:59 AM #23
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Lori:  The food chain is cruel to see in action. 

Apr 01, 2009 06:52 AM #24
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