Monday, February 12, 2007
One of Saturday's Sights
I've posted several photos at my photo blog, Recent Developments in the Boonies, but here's my favorite from Saturday's hawk photos. As I was walking to the mailbox, a hawk of a different variety (very noisy - possibly a Cooper's Hawk) flew over my head. Unfortunately, I ran to get my camera and it needed a new battery. No photos of that fellow. But, then we went out to see what we could track down and saw 4 or 5 more hawks. This one is a red-tail that was perched in a tree near one of the Mississippi River overlooks, just above Vicksburg's Riverfront Park.
Just after I snapped this photo (it's heavily cropped to get in close to his face), he took off. Hawks generally don't let you get too close; once they spot you they leave. I was very fortunate to get this photo.