Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NATURE NOTES, WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY AND ANNI'S BIRD D'POT

 Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Florida
January 2014

Please correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is a Red-shouldered Hawk.  He is one of the birds we saw in an enclosure with other birds.  His companions were several other hawks, two beautiful bald eagles which I posted about previously, also owls, all of which had been injured in the wild and were being taken care of by the park.  He was the most vocal and you can hear what he sounds like if you click on this link.   Scroll down to the button and click on it to hear him call. 



























Today I am linking with Michelle's Nature NotesStewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Anni's Bird D'Pot.  Thanks for hosting these wonderful meme's which I enjoy very much.

52 comments:

Lady Lilith said...

He looks like one bird who means business.

Pauline said...

Gosh, Denise , he's glorious. Your images are wonderfully crisp and sharp.

ladyfi said...

Wow -- how gorgeous!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Quite a magnificent bird of prey, Denise, and nice captures showing him from various angles. Also enjoyed the art created in the previous post. Glad to read you have a nice weekend celebration too.

Valerie said...

Can't help with identification... but he's a great looking bird.

diane b said...

he is a beauty and so are your shots. You really have got the hang of that camera. The clarity and details is fabulous.

Jane and Chris said...

Oh, he had quite the injury didn't he! I love the clicking sound he makes..it's very familiar, having been a rehabber.
Jane x

Carole M. said...

whatever it turns out to be; he's mighty impressive

Adam said...

cool hawk

Stewart M said...

It does have a red shoulder! But thats as far as I can go!

Wilsons Prom is one of my favourite places, I went camping there the 2nd weekend I was in Australia, and its been a special place for me ever since.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: there is a brief explanation of why the beach squeaks in this weeks WBW - it will appear in a couple of hours.

Jeanne said...

Oh my... He is a beauty! You captured him in all his glory.

Shey Wicklund said...

Awesome shots of this red-shouldered hawk. Such a magnificent beauty indeed.

Karen said...

Isn't that a gorgeous hawk! Beautiful shots Denise. Will he be released back into the wild?

Karen S. said...

Perhaps he should run for office! Lovely photos!

George said...

These are marvelous photos of the hawk. I really like the one you used as a header.

Raggedy Creations said...

what a lovely bird. great pics.

Felicia

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous hawk, Denise.... You captured some terrific
close-up shots of him.... WOW!!!!

Love your header also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Margaret Adamson said...

Magnificent bird and wonderful shots.

Marie said...

What an amazing, beautiful hawk! You got some wonderful photos of him as well. Beautiful!

Em Parkinson said...

Whatever it is, your photos are stunning!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

This bird took my breath away with its beauty, the photos completely do it justice. You captured him brilliantly. What a wonderful creature Denise!

Ginny said...

Your pictures are simply wonderful! Sharp, clear, and fierce!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Stunning photos of this beautiful bird of prey!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

The Red-shoulder seems in good spirits despite his injured wing. Our blue Jays are good at imitating his call.

Karen said...

Brilliant captures Denise, he does look like he means business.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, you took some awesome photos of the Red-Shouldered Hawk! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Andrea Priebe said...

The Red Shouldered Hawk is not very common around here, but we actually had two of them in our rehab at the same time. The only ones we had ever had or have had since and they were both there together, though they came from different areas. These are some of the best pictures of them I have seen. You are a very talented photographer. Wonderful job capturing not only the beauty, but the personality of this gorgeous hawk.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Country Gal said...

Beautiful bird and photos ! We have similar type here called a Sparrow Hawk . I counted a total of 20 breads of birds that visit our yard daily in the spring and summers and get the odd new bird in town stop by ! ! I love birdies ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Michelle said...

Wow! A stunner and he looks talkative too!

William Kendall said...

A real beauty!

Brian King said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots!

Chris Rohrer said...

It is a Red-shouldered! And they sure do like to squack!:)

Susan said...

Wow, some great pics there Denise. Isn't he a powerful looking bird. Lovely feathers too :D)

Mimsie said...

He is truly magnficent and he certainly means to be heard.
Those photographs are wonderful.

pattisjarrett said...

You got some great shots.

Jocee said...

What a fabulous looking bird. It does look like he had a lot to say.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What beautiful shots Denise -- I liked the turtle story above as well :)

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful pictures, gorgeous bird:) Regards

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I thought I left a comment here a day or two ago, but I don't see it. I wonder I if my comments go into your spam folder? Puzzling.

Cottage Tails said...

GASP! as a lover of hawks these photos are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing. Love Leanne (cottage tails)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's a beauty and I can almost hear him without clicking on the link. You got great catches of him in mid-scream. Makes a wonderful header shot! Oh and I are right about him being a red-shouldered Hawk.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Brilliant bird captures! Such wonderful detail!

Carletta said...

I'd love to be this close. Such a magnificent bird. You got some really wonderful photos Denise!

Ranita Sinha said...

Denise the bird looks gorgeous..very well captured..

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow. Amazing photos. I love raptors and so grateful to the rehabbers... Michelle

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

what a stunning hawk...beautiful

maryaustria said...

These shots are fantastic! What a beautiful bird! I love all your images of him!

Christian Weiß said...

A beautiful bird with power.

Pat said...

What wonderful shots!

Anni said...

Incredible, extraordinary...wonderful!!!

Ela said...

Gorgeous shots !

Kay said...

I can't get over the incredible clarity of your bird photos, Denise. These are really, really impressive.