Saturday, February 23, 2013

Camera Critters #255

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013, was a nice day on the High Desert.  After returning home from breakfast, I grabbed my camera and sat in the sun, enjoying the day.

As I looked around and admired how deeply blue the sky was, I caught sight of something flying about 1,000 feet above me.  I raised the camera, zoomed in and saw, for the first time from my backyard, a Bald Eagle also enjoying the day.


After watching the eagle float out of sight to the north, I continued looking around, soaking up the rays of the warming sun and tossing toys for Sammi to chase.

After about 10 minutes, I caught sight of something else flying around above me.  This time it was lower…at about 500 feet.

Again, I raised the camera, zoomed in and smiled as I snapped my first image of a Cooper’s Hawk.  Not only was it the first image I got of something from that species, but it was also the first sighting I have had of one in Oregon.


The Cooper’s Hawk circled around several times and then headed eastwards.

I sat out in the sun for about an hour more and didn’t see anything else.  With Sammi asleep on my lap, I rose from the chair, put Sammi inside and went on a safari around town.

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eileeninmd said...

Great birds and cool sightings!

Misty DawnS said...

Very cool! It's always awesome to get a lifer photo!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! and such a blue sky :) (which i´m missing)

Snap said...

Blue skies -- not only do we enjoy those skies, but it looks like the birds do too! Fun pics!

Laura said...

that second photo is gorgeous, wow!

Adam Jones said...

Lovely Hawk shots

Adam Jones said...

Lovely Hawk shots

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots of flying bird