Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Amazing Pooper's Hawk
No, that isn't a typo, believe it or not, it was the intended post title! You'll see why soon enough.
I have so many pictures of our recent snow, but I thought the Cooper's hawk deserved a post all its own.
As I was walking through the kitchen yesterday I noticed this one in the backyard. Thankfully I had my camera on the table, and was able to start snapping pictures through the sliding glass doors.
Usually when I photograph birds I keep it on the action setting so I can attempt to catch them in flight. This also allows me to take pictures in rapid succession. I sometimes don't even know what I have until I upload them to the computer. You probably already know what's coming, don't you?
I'm sorry if anyone thinks this is immature or gross, (like my husband does), but I thought it was just too funny not to share.
I've yet to see them catch anything from the bird feeders this winter. Today I noticed all of the birds flying away and went to the window to watch. The birds were gone for several seconds before the Cooper's hawk flew into the yard. I wondered how they knew it was coming. Birds are so incredibly interesting.