Thursday, December 14, 2006

Not So Fluffy

Today was my first return to the local gardens in almost two months. I didn't push the old body, but it was good to be out in mild temperatures moving ahead - (ahem) - "Looking Up". If I'd remembered to grab my camera I would have snapped a picture of the Red -tailed Hawk in the trees behind the formal part of the gardens. What the camera wouldn't have caught was his cry - rather eerie, a little foreboding this time of year along the quiet autumnal path. The fellow above was troubling the birds at my feeder this summer. It's a Coopers Hawk.


Anvilcloud said...

Not a bird to mess with. Well maybe if you're an eagle. :)

Anonymous said...

You are so right, it is an eerie sound. The last time I heard it was when we were out getting firewood for my uncle. It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I hope you get a picture next time.


LauraHinNJ said...

I love to hear their call when they're wheeling in the sky above.

Great shot of the Cooper's! Looks like you could have reached out and pinched him.

Cathy said...

Laura - I might have been close enough to pinch him, but not without some SERIOUS leather gloves. Look at those talons. Ouchy.