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Photos of Red Tailed Hawk Couple

So I was at Mount Auburn Cemetery and was heading back to my car. Right as I got near there a red tail hawk flew by me at eye level and landed on top of a gravestone. I pulled my camera out, but couldn’t get a picture quick enough. I saw where he/she flew off to so I followed it.

A couple other guys were walking around with cameras looking for it so I helped them find it. We then noticed there was a 2nd hawk nearby. They kept flying to different trees before finally lighting on a branch together.

FIND THE BIRD IN THIS PICTURE AND WIN A PRIZE!! (bird in this one is not a redtail hawk)
http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1434336imggoodsh9.jpg

Solo hawk:
http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444429imggoodya5.jpg

Dual Hawks:
http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444472imggoodfc9.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444480imggoodxm0.jpg

I will take some pics of my hawk.

I am lucky that a pair of hawks made a nest in the eucalyptus tree in my yard. The juvenile hawks have been WALKING across the grass in my front yard. Now that is cool

I also captured an injured Cooper’s Hawk in my front yard for Project Wildlife this year.

but I am lucky. I live in San Diego which is acknowledged to be the home of an amazing amount of wild birds by the Audobon Society and I live in an old neighborhood in a canyon.

When it comes to seeing birds, I am spoiled.

here is a pic of the bluejays I feed peanuts in my front yard

[quote]AccipiterQ wrote:
So I was at Mount Auburn Cemetery and was heading back to my car. Right as I got near there a red tail hawk flew by me at eye level and landed on top of a gravestone. I pulled my camera out, but couldn’t get a picture quick enough. I saw where he/she flew off to so I followed it.

A couple other guys were walking around with cameras looking for it so I helped them find it. We then noticed there was a 2nd hawk nearby. They kept flying to different trees before finally lighting on a branch together.

FIND THE BIRD IN THIS PICTURE AND WIN A PRIZE!! (bird in this one is not a redtail hawk)
http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1434336imggoodsh9.jpg

Solo hawk:
http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444429imggoodya5.jpg

Dual Hawks:
http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444472imggoodfc9.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444480imggoodxm0.jpg

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It’s the tiny greenish bird, in the middle of the pic.

[quote]AccipiterQ wrote:
So I was at Mount Auburn Cemetery and was heading back to my car. Right as I got near there a red tail hawk flew by me at eye level and landed on top of a gravestone. I pulled my camera out, but couldn’t get a picture quick enough. I saw where he/she flew off to so I followed it.

A couple other guys were walking around with cameras looking for it so I helped them find it. We then noticed there was a 2nd hawk nearby. They kept flying to different trees before finally lighting on a branch together.

FIND THE BIRD IN THIS PICTURE AND WIN A PRIZE!! (bird in this one is not a redtail hawk)
http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1434336imggoodsh9.jpg

Solo hawk:
http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444429imggoodya5.jpg

Dual Hawks:
http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444472imggoodfc9.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444480imggoodxm0.jpg

[/quote]

Damn that took me a few minutes but I found it.

Very cool pictures.

The oil rig I am currently working on had a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting in the derek. Some how they find this rig each summer.

The last cold front that swept down pushed the migratory flight path of the birds heading south to coincide with our current location. There were literally tens of thousands of birds all over the rig. Herons, pelicans, a few hawks and other predatory birds, small birds like tit mice, all kinds. I am currently about 150 miles due south of New Orleans. Pretty amazing how so many creatures can travel so far. My guess they were headed for the Yucatan.

[quote]imhungry wrote:
AccipiterQ wrote:
So I was at Mount Auburn Cemetery and was heading back to my car. Right as I got near there a red tail hawk flew by me at eye level and landed on top of a gravestone. I pulled my camera out, but couldn’t get a picture quick enough. I saw where he/she flew off to so I followed it.

A couple other guys were walking around with cameras looking for it so I helped them find it. We then noticed there was a 2nd hawk nearby. They kept flying to different trees before finally lighting on a branch together.

FIND THE BIRD IN THIS PICTURE AND WIN A PRIZE!! (bird in this one is not a redtail hawk)
http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1434336imggoodsh9.jpg

Solo hawk:
http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444429imggoodya5.jpg

Dual Hawks:
http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444472imggoodfc9.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1444480imggoodxm0.jpg

It’s the tiny greenish bird, in the middle of the pic.
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He does seem very well hidden but i found him within 5 seconds haha.

[quote]Bujo wrote:
Very cool pictures.

The oil rig I am currently working on had a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting in the derek. Some how they find this rig each summer.

The last cold front that swept down pushed the migratory flight path of the birds heading south to coincide with our current location. There were literally tens of thousands of birds all over the rig. Herons, pelicans, a few hawks and other predatory birds, small birds like tit mice, all kinds. I am currently about 150 miles due south of New Orleans. Pretty amazing how so many creatures can travel so far. My guess they were headed for the Yucatan.[/quote]

That is REALLY cool. Did you get pictures?

[quote]OctoberGirl wrote:

I will take some pics of my hawk.

I am lucky that a pair of hawks made a nest in the eucalyptus tree in my yard. The juvenile hawks have been WALKING across the grass in my front yard. Now that is cool

I also captured an injured Cooper’s Hawk in my front yard for Project Wildlife this year.

but I am lucky. I live in San Diego which is acknowledged to be the home of an amazing amount of wild birds by the Audobon Society and I live in an old neighborhood in a canyon.

When it comes to seeing birds, I am spoiled.

here is a pic of the bluejays I feed peanuts in my front yard[/quote]

hahaha that’s pretty…looks like a scrub jay

http://sdakotabirds.com/species_photos/western_scrub_jay_1.htm

Funny, my cousin just sent me a pic of a bird that landed on his window sill…a chick too.