Friday, December 13, 2013

Recent Bird Photos


I spied the bird above out the back window, snapped this shot, then hurried outside to attempt a better one. But the bird - a huge creature - flew off before I could grab another shot. I think it is an owl of some kind, though it was daytime. 


This is a hawk.


These are vultures. They love the tree in front of the house.


The day I shot these, they filled two trees.

5 comments:

  1. I've noticed several of these vulture congregations lately. Sometimes one will be posed with his wings spread, sitting still as a stone. It looks kind of creepy. I love to see the hawks, though. Yours looks quite healthy!

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  2. I thought it was a hawk at first but I can't tell, the color of the breast just reminded me of the one I see around here. I don't usually see owls during the day without a flock of crows chasing them from tree to tree. Not many buzzards over here, I know where they are now.

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  3. i saw an awesome hawk yesterday when i was heading out but i didn't have my camera :( i love the look of vultures in a tree for some reason! they are so big!

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  4. Trees around here are starting to be filled with what I call unwelcome visitors, starlings and grackles, but the vultures beat all of them.

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  5. Great shots. Seeing that many vultures at once would give me the creeps. Coming home from wok last night I saw a HUGE flock of fowl in one of the fields, most likely turkeys. The snow and fog were so heavy at the time I couldn't really tell.

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