Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Raptors

When I see a bird of prey in this area, it's usually a Cooper's hawk.

 
Cooper's Hawk 11/25/12

But this fall I noticed some others.  One day I saw three hawks on a telephone pole.  These pictures aren't very clear but I'm guessing the birds were Harris Hawks, since Harris's work cooperatively in small groups, while most other hawks hunt alone.







Harris Hawk 11/15/2012

A Red-tailed hawk (maybe) looked interested in something in a busy parking lot.

10/31/12

Peregrine Falcon on a telephone pole 10/25/12:






This was my first sighting of a Peregrine.  It reminded me of the Kestrel I saw two years ago but this falcon was much bigger and not as camera shy.

That's about it. I hope you're having a great week! :)

16 comments:

Giga said...

W miejscu gdzie mieszkam nie ma szans na zobaczenie takich wspaniałych ptaków. Dziękuję więc za ich zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
In the place where I live there is no chance of seeing such wonderful birds. So thank you for the pictures. Yours.

Rohrerbot said...

Great shots Diane! WOWSA. Love the Peregrine. It has been Raptor crazy over here. So many of them flying around. We went over to Sabino thi! We went to Sabino this weekend and saw 2 Golden Eagles! Incredible. Love your shots.....but I did notice the Cooper has one of those "good" birds in his claw. No one is safe:) Have a fun Wednesday! Chris

Diane AZ said...

Hi Chris, two Golden Eagles how cool!!

rainfield61 said...

Your have a variety of hawks who are not camera shy.

How cool!!

angryparsnip said...

A Coopers Hawk has been hunting around my home for several months now.
Beautiful !
Your photos are wonderful and how lucky you are to see so many different hawks.

cheers, parsnip

cieldequimper said...

Birds of prey are so majestic. You are so good at spotting and photographing them!

Darla said...

Gorgeous captures! Your comment about the Harris Hawks reminded me of watching them last year for Free Flight at the Desert Museum ... must go again. I'm always amazed at the animals you share with us through your lens ...

Julie said...

Great shots, Diane!!! The Peregrine is beautiful!!!

Gaelyn said...

Great hawk sightings and captures, especially the peregrine. Had a Coopers hanging out today twice.

Clik said...

The King Bird Diane!

Have a happy week my Friend.

Magia da Inês said...

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Fotos interessantes.
Gostei mais da última foto, esse falcão é muito imponente.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil

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Thérèse said...

Such great shots! You certainly know how to spot them and let them feel they should not feel shy...

Janie said...

Lovely photos of the raptors. I'm surprised you see such a variety.

Betty Manousos said...

awww!! such beautiful little fellows!

big hugs~

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Terrific pics of the birds of prey - Hawks & Falcons. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Συγχαρητήρια για τις πολύ εξαιρετικές εικόνες.