Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Saw a crow chasing a large bird this morning
and it landed in a tree.
I believe it's a red tail hawk but I didn't know
they could be so big.


Judy Hartman said...

You seem to be doing a lot of bird watching, Nan, and how quick you are with your camera!
Great photos!!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Judy, I'm always on the lookout for birds and critters etc...though my parents house is in the suburbs, there is a little bit of activity.
They have 5 birdhouses inhabited by sparrows hanging under the overhang in the front. I had just happened to glance through the upstairs window this morning when I noticed the hawk, so I grabbed my camera and flew down the stairs and out into the driveway and just managed to take a few photos before it flew away.

quiltcat said...

Great pic, Nan! I agree that it's a red tail. The females tend to be larger than the males...and both are pretty fair sized birds! There's a guy who blogs about the red tail hawks (and other birds) that he sees in New York City...some great pictures of the birds feeding, flying, on their nests, etc. http://urbanhawks.blogs.com/urban_hawks/

Nan and =^..^= said...

quiltcat, I didn't realize the female hawks tend to be larger...thanks for the link to that website.