Thursday, January 14, 2010

Flight


Flight, originally uploaded by mhall209.

I was going to take a different route home today, just to see if I could find something new and different to shoot. At the last moment I turned left, and took the usual way home. This bird was sitting on a fence around a vineyard, and he (she?) did not want me to take a picture. I would pull over raise my camera, and poof, the bird is gone. I would drive on find a safe spot to turn around, and the process would repeat. I got this shot on about the fifth attempt.

I dont know if this is an eagle or hawk. Do you?

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a red-tailed hawk to me.

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  2. Looks kind of like a golden eagle, but I am not sure on size. Your story sounds familiar. I did that with a hawk once. Everytime I got close and pointed the camera he would head down to the next power pole.

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  3. Depends on size. By the looks of that tail, I'm thinking red tailed hawk, but maybe because we don't have Goldens in our area that often. How big was it?

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