Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hawk ID
































On a cold gray yesterday, there was a visitor in our yard.  Perched on a rock that tops a tall stump, we could have mistaken it for a statue, had it not been for the occasional turn of the head.  It was only there briefly, before effortlessly, it glided into the woods.

Hope one of you birders can help us with identifying this bird.



Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday


22 comments:

HansHB said...

Awesome photo!

Mersad said...

Such a calming and wonderful image. Thank you for sharing!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

*Manja* said...

Super Foto!
Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

TexWisGirl said...

wow, he is quite dark. i'm not sure on i.d. but he is beautiful.

mick said...

Majestic looking bird - whatever it is named!

Christian Weiß said...

Stunning photo.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very gorgeous bird.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a gorgeous bird, Connie.
I love the white markings on the feathers.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful raptor. Congrats for the picture..

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty hawk, I would love to have seen the front for id purposes. Great shot!

S. Etole said...

What a great shot.

Terri Buster said...

I think hawk, but not sure which kind. Beautiful bird!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beauty! Great capture, Connie.

Brian King said...

It looks like a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk to me, but that's more of a semi-certain guess than a definitive ID. :-) It's a gorgeous photo and I'm glad you were there to get the shot!

Karen said...

Hawks are magnificent birds! That's a great photo!

Neil said...

Beautiful photo.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That is one stunning juvenile Eastern Red-tailed Hawk Connie...wow how blessed to have been so close and gotten this share. Happy Thanksgiving~

Madge Bloom said...

Not a clue... wishing you a

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Cathy H. said...

So beautiful! What a wonderful capture!

Stewart M said...

Not in a position to help with the ID - but its a great bird what ever we choose to call it!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

ladyfi said...

Wow - amazing shot!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. I'm guessing a red tail hawk.