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A Hawk In Amherst. March 28, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Making a turn from the State road onto the secondary (or is it tertiary?) road leading to Amherst, I saw a hawk in a tree, found a place to turn around, and went back to try to get a photo.

Well, of course, Hawk wasn’t giving it away, and so flew off to a less visible spot in the edge of the woods.  But it was close enough to the road to get this look at it:

I took a few shots before making myself obvious enough to get Hawk to move to where he was a bit easier to see:

…and eventually Hawk flew off:

…and I drove on.

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1. Jay - March 28, 2012

Awesome pictures, I particularly like the last one. You were lucky to have gotten it. Thanks.

2. eileen - March 29, 2012

Birds of prey are so cool. Someone said that. I love seeing them. I love the way the wings are lit up. Great shots.

There is a nest at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. This is the 4th year the hawks have nested, conveniently on a window ledge so that they can be cammed maybe. FI has reinforced the area where the nest is located to protect it from being blown down in bad weather.

Here’s a link: http://www.fi.edu/hawks/

3. eileen - March 29, 2012

Hi CR,

I got an email that you would like an invite to my site. I am still putting it together. I’ll send an invite as soon as I’m ready to go. I’m not sure that it’s such a well conceived site since I’m not very good at either pics or haikus.

But thanks.

4. Phee Lign - March 30, 2012

I’m just back from my quarterly border/visa run, and whilst on the trip all I had for internetting was the iPhone which doesn’t lend itself to posting comments in my own name, so please forgive me for not saying before how much I enjoyed the posts/photos you’ve done this week, Cuz.

Hoping your phoray into professional photography proves phruitful (says ole Phydeaux 🙂 ).

5. lisahgolden - March 30, 2012

So so beautiful. I see a hawk sitting on the same wire in the same place many times, but I never get a chance to snap a photo. Which is fine now that I have these photos to enjoy.

6. littlebangtheory - March 30, 2012

Cuz, Great to hear that your quarterly run went smoothly. I’m a bit out of the loop on the Book of Faces, being a meat-world guy who’s already made concessions to the Blogosphere. But I’m happy to hear you’re still following my local exploits and enjoying my photos. 🙂

Say “Hullo” to Jen and Our Future Overlords for me!

7. littlebangtheory - March 30, 2012

eileen, I missed the cues that that was you – sorry! Take your time and let me know when you’re up and running so I can link you (if I can re-learn how!)

Lisa, hawks are skittish in my experience, and frequently fly when I stop. Plus, they’re usually set against a much brighter sky, so what one comes away with is pretty hit-or-miss. I’ve taken way more hawk shots than I’ve posted here for just that reason. Good luck though, and don’t let that stop you from trying!


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