Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bird Ornament? WBW

1. Headless-kab Feather Ball Tree Ornament?


2. what you looking at-kab What are YOU looking at?


3. red-tailed hawk-kab Red-tailed Hawk 12-11-11

I have had this Red-tailed Hawk hanging around my yard off and on for over a month. It was here on  the 4th and back again on the 11th. It just flew into the tree outside my office window on the 23rd. When it was here on Sunday, the 11th, it stayed in this tree all morning and was there when Gus and I left to go Christmas shopping around noontime. When we returned around 3 p.m. it was finally gone. I took the above pictures from off my back porch looking straight up. The top photo made me think of a feathered Christmas tree ornament, given the time of year that it is. The hawk finally twisted it’s head around to get a good look at me, then fluffed itself up and sat there, dismissing me as a non-threat, which is good, since I’m not one. The smaller feeder birds do not seem to be disturbed by its presence and continued to feed in peace and joy, but let a Cooper’s Hawk swoop in and they explode like thunder and are gone in a flash. I think it’s kind of nice to have a Red-tailed Hawk as a yard ornament (as long as it stays outside)!

World Bird Wednesday


  1. Makes a wonderful ornament. I always think of the Cardinals like that.

  2. Awesome looking ornament, Kathie! The last shot is fantastic and the sky looks so pretty. Have a great day. I wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  3. A magnificent specimen Kathie.

  4. HI Katie...I love the first one so funny..and lovethe title!! great shots...

  5. Such a handsome bird! Gorgeous colors! Have a happy and productive New Year!

  6. You must sending out positive vibes to the hawk. Nice bird to have in the yard!-although the squirrels might not agree.

  7. OH I LOVE bird ornaments - most of them don't sit quite this still, however! Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird.

  8. Hi Kathie

    It is very cool you get so many hawks ( unless they eat one of your bird buddies ) we used to have Merlins in the summer but I did not see them around this year.

    Happy New Year.

  9. A most handsome tree ornament! This one even decorates a variety of trees. How cool is that? Wonderful images!

    Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy New Year filled with joy!

  10. Super captures Katie!

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful and bird filled New Year!!!

  11. Gaelyn, me too!

    Eileen, thank you!

    Roy, it was so fun to watch it and it stayed there all morning!

    Grammie g, thanks!

    Hilke, the same to you!

    Larry, I wish it would eat some of those squirrels!

    Ladybug, thanks! I cannot believe how long it stayed there!

    Guy, for living so close to town and the highway I am amazed at how many hawks I see!

    Julie, thank you! Happy New Year to you too and thanks for stopping by!

  12. Beautiful colors and patterns on that Hawk. Great photos.

  13. Oh I do love this, how fortunate for you to have such a gorgeous visitor and to be so calm, Love it, Love it. I shall post today about a Red-shouldered Hawk and a group of Cardinals. Happy New Year~

  14. He's a gorgeous ornament. I love the look he's giving you in the second photo.

  15. Cute but where are the others? One is not quite enough for a whole tree.

  16. Crazy picture Kathie, I though you climbed the tree to get it!

  17. Great shot of the Red-tailed Hawk Kathie! It's nice when they don't consider you a threat isn't it? It makes you feel like part of the family no?


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