Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hanging with a Harris's Hawk

This morning a Harris's Hawk came calling in our yard. I took some pics through the window and then stepped outside. While I didn't approach it, it didn't mind me slipping out the sliding glass door to get a better views. Here are a couple of shots of it perched on our back wall:
And a crop of the full frame to get a closer look at the bird:
 and the same thing showing its talons:
Seeing the talons up close reminds me of the Velociraptors in Jurassic Park and makes me glad that I am not a lizard, ground squirrel or rabbit.

I unfortunately had to head out the door and couldn't stay to watch it take flight. It is a beautiful bird. Hopefully someday soon I will get the chance to catch it again.

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