Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hawk


I was at the Tovrea Castle most of the day yesterday working on the docent training program when someone in our group spotted this Cooper's Hawk sitting on top of the power pole and surveying the property.  He was patient enough to let me snap a few shots before he flew off toward the castle.  I like the effect of that thin cloud streaking the sky behind him.

17 comments:

Kathy said...

Such a regal air.

Kate said...

I like the whole effect of the bird taking advantage of a man-made object. He does look majestic!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

They are so beautiful! Is the Castle open again now? I have never been in my 25 years in the Valley.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh great shot Sharon, you have to be so quick with birds. He looks very majestic sitting atop the power line!

Jarart said...

This is a great shot of a hawk. It must be looking for a nice lunch of fat pigeon.

Randy said...

Nice capture Sharon!

glenda said...

Love it that you always have your camera ready. Great photo.

Regina K said...

Glad he posed for you so gallantly. Well done.

Lowell said...

Good for you. I cannot get a good hawk picture! This is such a proud bird, sitting up there like it rules the roost (which it probably does!)...and not a bit fazed by that even in the sky behind it!

Teresa said...

It's so exciting to be able to capture birds because they could be here and gone in a second! great job!

RedPat said...

Regal was the first thing that came into my head too!

Birdman said...

Man at work... or maybe Woman.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

So proud!

Stephanie said...

Hmmm, how fitting. Hawks and castles go so well together!

Thérèse said...

Quite a take!
Do you know when the Tovrea Castle will be opened to visitors? I tried to find out a couple of days ago but could not find any detail? In March 2012?

Magpie said...

Beautiful. I'm a hazard driving down the road sometimes, because I see these sitting on the poles and always want to stop.

JM said...

Great spotting, Sharon.