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ChasP505
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Oct 31, 2010 13:29 |  #1

We live in a newer residential subdivision with very small backyards. The usual bird sightings are doves and hummingbirds. So I was surprised to look up from the TV and see a hawk sitting on our backyard wall enjoying his lunch.

I'm physically disabled so I couldn't run and grab my camera, so I tried to get my wife's attention. She finally saw what I was gesturing about and grabbed the camera. By this time, the hawk realized he was being observed and I knew he was ready to take off.

My wife doesn't know how to use my camera, so I told her to JUST SHOOT!! Wrong lens, out of focus, and bad exposure, but I salvaged a couple shots before he bolted. It was a hilarious sight with my wife, in only her underwear, trying to sneak up on this bird. :lol:


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Nov 05, 2010 16:05 |  #2

Nice! This is a Cooper's Hawk, a predator of small birds. So the doves and hummingbirds (and maybe other birdfeeder birds?) you usually see are exactly what attracted him/her to your yard. Seeing one hunt on the wing is an unforgettable sight. It seems you just barely missed this, but great shots nonetheless!


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Nov 06, 2010 03:13 |  #3

nice shots




  
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