Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hawk sitting on a fence post in North Dakota

We have our first snow today and it's just under 28 deg. F. (-2 C).   It is icy so I won't be going for a walk any time soon.  I have plenty of things to keep me busy around here.  

Gregg took these photos after we came across this handsome fellow sitting on a fence post.  We had just left some relatives and there he was.  We saw several hawks in that area and they are quite common apparently.  I am not sure what kind he is.  The first one we saw was in a field.












30 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful hawk! :)

You have warmer weather than we do today, South and East of you.

All the very best for a lovely Sunday,
Lois

TexWisGirl said...

i like spotting them along the roadways. be safe.

eileeninmd said...

It is a gorgeous hawk, Denise! I wish I could help with the id. Great shots! Happy Sunday to you!

Elephant's Child said...

SUCH a handsome bird. Thank you.

Brian King said...

He's a handsome one! I like the typical fence post perch!

Leora said...

Cool seeing the hawk like that and being to photograph it, too! I sometimes see them swooping high in the sky.

NatureFootstep said...

nice images. I think the color is a bit unusual. But have no knowledge about it´s ID

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat photos of the hawk! Hope you are staying warm and cozy indoors.

Adam said...

cool hawk

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Denise,

How wonderful the photos are of the hawk -such a beautiful bird.
Enjoy the week
hugs
Carolyn

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

A beautiful bird

Michelle said...

A majestic gentleman!

Rambling Woods said...

Great photos...but I have no idea on what kind... Michelle

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! It is -6°C here this evening BRR ! Thanks for sharing . Stay cozy and have a good evening !

Our photos said...

Your photoblog is cute!

Rajesh said...

Wow! great shots of the bird.

Katherine said...

Hi Denise.
I think your bird might be an American peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum). And if this is so, you are very lucky to have seen it - a bird that was brought back from the edge of extinction (due to the use of DDT). How cool is that!?

http://www.esasuccess.org/nevada.shtml

Karen said...

He's a beauty! It's minus 4 here, but we have no snow :(

Indrani said...

Looking around for a meal I guess. Great captures.

gigihawaii said...

Great photos!

Valerie said...

I LOVE hawks, Denise. They always seem to be so stately. Actually I knew about this post 'cos the link on my blog told me. I didn't click on it, though, just in case.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is an immature Coopers Hawk. You can tell from the spots rather than a pattern on his breast feathers. He is a he because he is smaller than a female. She would be more plump but if immature would have the same color pattern. I love them and their close cousin, the Sharp-shinend Hawks who are a little smaller.

Noushka said...

Superb hawk!
Thanks for sharing!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They seem to sit a certain number of posts apart in Oregon, all along the freeway and country roads. They must mark their territory. Stay warm and cozy in all this early winter.

Carver said...

Great shots of the hawk.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

He'll find good food in the field. Dianne

Willow said...

Handsome share , he is !

Gail Dixon said...

I saw one fly away as I opened the back door this afternoon. We've had rain like crazy and I think he was stalking our feeders. It reminds me of a Cooper's Hawk, but not sure. Pretty setting!

Linda Gross said...

I see more and more hawks nowadays along the road .. in trees, on fence posts, etc.

Kay said...

Wow! You were really able to capture some great shots of that majestic bird. Congratulations!