11/2/15

Harrier Hawk

Even though we live in the country, we don't get to see hawks this close very often. We do have one that lives close by and flies along the hedges looking for rodents and such, but he doesn't get very close to the house.

I was fortunate to capture this one along a country road as Hubby stopped the car for me.

This bird is also called the Swamp Harrier and in Maori, Kahu. You can read more here.





13 comments:

Jibber JabberUK said...

What a magnificent creature. Despite their size it is so hard to photograph them so you did so well to get a good shot.

Hannah said...

What luck to catch photos of a hawk flying by. I have some that hang around my yard but they are always way up some tall tree. Great shots of the hawk on the wing, Betty!

Rhonda Albom said...

Beautiful bird. I would love to see him flight.

Margaret Adamson said...

Two great shots of the Hawk Betty

John said...

Nicely caught

A Quiet Corner said...

Great shots!!...:)JP

doodles n daydreams said...

Wow, that is nice and close.

Diana

Anita Davis said...

Beautiful! What a treat to see.
Have a wonderful week!

Jeannie Marie said...

That is a great capture of this beautiful bird. Lovely!

ak-ut said...

great !!!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Fabulous shots. It's a privilege to see creatures like this in the wild.

pattisjarrett said...

Nice in-flight shots. Beautiful bird.

Meghan as FireBonnet said...

Check out that beak! What a special set of shots. I have a pair of red tailed hawks on my property and I haven't been able to get a good shot ever! Thank you so much for joining in the Random Moments of Delight... it's awesome!