Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hawk Looking for Dinner


Usually, I can't get close enough to one of these guys to get a photograph. This one swooped low over our golf cart and then landed to perch on a branch of a tree at the Ocala National Golf Course. Fortunately, he must have needed some loving as he didn't fly away when I pointed the camera at him!

17 comments:

bill burke said...

Impressive looking hawk. I didn't know hawks frequented your area. There must be bird sanctuaries down there.

Judy said...

He wanted his portrait taken and knew just who to ask for it! Good one!

Taken For Granted said...

That is a very handsome Red Tail (?) Hawk. Your photo and sighting of this hawk might have been the best thing that happened while on the course? Of course you might have hit a hole in one. You surely did with your photo.

Linda said...

He was posing for you, Lowell! What a remarkable photo! He looks so regal! :)

Haddock said...

Their sight is real sharp.

RedPat said...

I have a few varmints here that I could see being attractive to him!

Catalyst said...

Based on the underside tail markings, I think that may be a Cooper's Hawk but it's difficult to tell.

Michelle said...

Nice shot!

stardust said...

What a majestic Hawk! He looks posing for you.

Yoko

Laura. M said...

It's fantastic. Nice picture !!!
Un abrazo.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot.
MB

LOLfromPasa said...

Wow! I would love to catch a shot like that!

William Kendall said...

Handsome fellow!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a fab shot Lowell, although I'm not sure how much loving you'd be able to give a hawk.. those talons look a wee bit scary 😊

SRQ said...

Brilliant capture! Nice of him to stay put for you. : )

Karl Demetz said...

Majestic !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

he wasn't afraid of you!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson