8/11/13

the lure worked

hawk falcon new zealand

falcon


We used Grace's trophy that she left in the house to see how close we could lure hawks. Now that we know it works, we will work on getting some better shots.

The New Zealand Falcon/Hawk (<--click for more info)

Weekly Top Shot (middle photo)


25 comments:

thirtysevenandcounting said...

How cool is that?!! Definitely top shot!

~Lindy

merinz said...

They are great photos!!

bailey-road.com said...

Great idea for a great shot!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Wow, great photos! I've never seen one this close up.

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! Great idea!!! and great capture!!!

maryaustria said...

Wow, absolutely wonderful shots!

Ida said...

Nothing like killing to birds (or should that be rabbit) with one stone. Great way to lure in the Hawk and some great shots of it. I love their intense gaze.

Loredana Donovan said...

Great capture! Wonderful idea on luring the hawk that way :)

MastHoliday said...

Really, fantastic shots!

Karin M. said...

Great photos...super...
Best regards, Karin

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

WOW! I'm in awe.

KL said...

How big is this bird? Looks pretty big. I thought such predators do not exist in NZ and that's why they have such wingless birds like Kiwis. Is that a native or an invasive species? Very lovely shots.

Madge Bloom said...

How cool is that?? Thanks for sharing on WTS this week!

eileeninmd said...

It is an awesome looking hawk! Great shots!

mick said...

Great photo captures of an awesome bird.

Karen said...

Cool! Quite a different approach to "feed them and they will come", but it works well!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Awesome! Such a handsome bird.

i stora drag said...

Wow! How fascinating! Good luck with more photos!
Greetings Pia in Sweden

Gary Phillips said...

Great idea!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Cynthia M. said...

Brilliant idea for hawk photography! What beautiful pictures, you must have been captivated!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betty What a great idea and it worked. You got great shots from this one attempt. Just discovered your blog and have joined now

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow! I guess that's one way to lure them in. Definitely worked out well! So neat to see the hawk up close like that.

PS - Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! I appreciate it :)

Neil said...

Great shots.

Splendid Little Stars said...

great captures!

Leila said...

Love it, we have them up our way too.They are quite magnificent but my great favourite has to be the Ruru, or more pork . Do you hear those at night??