Sunday, July 24, 2011

Odd shots - Living dangerously

Last Thursday afternoon I spotted a somewhat larger bird than the usual cardinals, robins, catbirds and finches that entertain us. It looked like a hawk so I took a few shots through the widow and went outside to get some closer shots and it flew away. A little later I looked out again and there were 2 hawks, one in the birdbath and the other on the ground. So a few more photos and the hawks flew. Another 20 minutes and I noticed one hawk had returned AND a squirrel was heading for the birdbath for a drink. It then headed for the fence. (The squirrels think our split rail fence is an aerial tramway for their convenience.)

At the top of the post, SURPRISE! Squirrel made a quick retreat to hide on the lower rail. The hawk flew off to join its mate.

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imac said...

What a great post Lew, so interesting.

katney said...

You mean--you mean you didn't build that roadway just for us squirrels? With the special place to hide and peek--to watch out for enemies?

Carver said...

Great post. We also get some hawks and they scare all the other birds into hiding places.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Lew, I just LOVE the shot of the squirrel hiding on the lower fence rail. A picture in a million.
I was reading your My World post for this week, discovered I'd missed you somehow last week, and had to keep looking at your hawk posts. Fabulous!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Teacher's Pet said...

The second photo of the eyes "interlocking" is priceless. That is one lucky li'l squirrel!!