Sunday, October 18, 2009

Forest Hawk



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Sat awhile in the Backyard, waiting for Flickers to come to the Three Dogwoods...one did, and several Robins, but too hidden in the branches for pics...paddled back to the Creek...stirred up Mallard at Creek's End..and Mallard stirred up Kingfisher!...missed pic!...went to Owl Log and stood awhile...no where to sit!...clip of the full Creek and River...heard Hawk up by Chapel Bridge...too much water in the Creek to cross...without getting very wet....waited a bit, then picked up and started back to the Woods in the Diversion Channel...and heard Hawk again...went back to the Log and stood awhile longer...skygazing...work time soon, so went back to the Woods to circle to the Cabin...checking for Owl in Owl's favorite Trees!...and at the very last of the Woods...by the Cattails, I saw a Big Wing perched...and thought, 'That's Owls favorite perch, but that's not Owl!'...thought to look with the binocs, but set the camera up, and used the view finder to looksee...and it was Hawk, Red Tail... Zeke!...very cool...and wonderful pose...but too far away!...pics and clip....much enhanced in photo elements...Sun was high and bright behind Hawk, and Hawk was in deep shade...an impossible lighting!...sunny warm blue...later on some clouds came in...made things too dark for lunch walk...missed Rainbow over Half Dome though..had thought to get the obligatory pic of the Chapel Maple at lunch...which would have taken me to good view of Half Dome...must remember that light rains in evening are Rainbow times!!

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