HawkEye!

By
Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Hawkeye and that was how I got this picture!

Red-Tailed Hawk-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2014

This hawk was sitting way up high off the freeway coming back from Hillsboro Oregon about 90 minutes from Fishhawk Lake, just hanging out and I pulled over right off an entrance, and grabbed my 35-250mm zoom lens. He was incredibly far away, but I tried. 

I was SO EXCITED to find out how clearly this came out!

Isn't he majestic and powerful?? Look at that fierce "hawk eye"!

This handsome fella is a Red-Tailed Hawk and I see them while I'm zooming by on the freeway heading to Hillsboro Oregon, but never have my camera or the time to pull over and get a shot. They don't usually sit long enough for me to get a decent photo. 

 

 

Comments (31)

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Debb Janes  , they are very territorial, and I definitely see them in the same area on Hwy 26--have for years. I used to see a Great Blue Heron for years there, too--in the same general area. Haven't seen that one for awhile. In all of these years of going "into town", this is the first time I've ever been able to get a photo. I've mentally kicked myself before--but no more!

Oct 20, 2014 03:27 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Ron & Alexandra Seigel Larry is quick to grab the remote if this happens to pop up--or I leave the room. I'm a wuss (sp?) when it comes to that. And it really bothers me when someone tells me a sad story about animals, when they know I can't handle it!

I had a buyer here at Fishhawk who later allowed me to list and sell their home and the wife worked diligently with a raptor rehab center in CA around the Walnut Creek area. They now live fulltime in an area outside of Portland and she is still doing that with another bird rehab center. She's the one who told me how to get birds back to square one when they hit a window and go into shock. Since then, I've saved many!

 

Oct 20, 2014 03:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gayle,

You are the best!  A

Oct 20, 2014 03:36 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Great shot! Feel free to send him over my way to scare off the woodpeckers.

Oct 20, 2014 03:49 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Gayle, your have an incredible eye-not only did you get him clearly but you framed this hawk beautifully in your photo.  I love that you share the wild west with us!

Oct 20, 2014 04:09 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

A~So are you!!

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor  I love woodpeckers! Just saw a new kind here, Acorn Woodpeckers...got some photos of them. Acorn Woodpecker-Gayle Rich-Boxman 2014 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joanna, and we ARE wild out here !

Oct 20, 2014 05:29 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-What a great capture-He is a big fellow. I too don't like to witness the bad things in nature, Probably why I am not a fan of hawks but I know they have to eat too I just care to see it in real time or pics.

Oct 20, 2014 05:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a great shot and it makes me want to get out of the city and enjoy the countryside and the wildlife.

Oct 20, 2014 07:01 AM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Gayle, Thanks for posting this great photo.  I have been selling real estate in Central Ohio for 28 years and I have yet to capture a photo of a hawk quite like yours.  Well done!

Oct 20, 2014 07:30 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

What a great shot...that must be some lens you have if he was far away!

Oct 20, 2014 08:52 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon Lee that's why he caught my attention, altho truth-be-told, I keep an "eagle eye" out for any of these when I'm in that area. 

Roy Kelley this is a great comment by you--now get out there and SHOOT! (I did like your tree, tho).

Sam, I didn't know that there were hawks like this in Ohio! 

 

Oct 20, 2014 08:54 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon Tara he was easily 300 yards away--I'd say more than a football field for sure. AND high up. 

Oct 20, 2014 08:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Based on you comments, I would need a serious camera upgrade to capture photographs like this one. 

Oct 20, 2014 08:59 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Awesome!  My hubby forwarded me a pix of a red tail hawk he saw golfing

Oct 20, 2014 10:48 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Roy, I can help with that!

 

Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 I didn't know hawks golfed! 

Oct 21, 2014 01:06 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

LOL

Oct 21, 2014 02:39 AM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Gayle, This is a great photo! That's pretty impressive that your zoom lens could capture this from so far away.

Oct 21, 2014 05:49 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Whitney, I was THRILLED to say the least! Thank you.

Oct 21, 2014 05:58 AM
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Gayle, Love when I get home and find those pictures turn out. Nice shot.

Oct 21, 2014 06:06 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

You probably spend a lot of time with your camera:) You know your lenses well. Beautiful shots.

Oct 21, 2014 04:05 PM