Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

I think this is called an urban hawk. I was about to make a turn onto this side street when I saw this hawk fly by. I watched to see where it would go and my luck, it landed on top of a street lamp post. Awesome! No traffic. I turned on my camera, got to the corner and took some shots. I even got to make a U-turn and stop right under the lamp post to get more.





To participate in Sky Watch Friday and/or to see more great photos of the sky from all over the world Click here or on the Sky Watch Icon below:

32 comments:

kjpweb said...

Uh - how great! Nice Red Tailed Hawk!
Cheers Klaus

Photo Cache said...

Miss Saxy, I thought he caught you snapping his pic. I think that's a stank eye he's giving you :) But what a treat to see this in the city.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

That's how it is, never leave without a camera. That was really nice close ups of a beautiful birds. Thank you for showing!

VALKYRIEN said...

Oh you lucky girl! Cannot believe you captured a hawk! And so clear! I know there are hawks in Oslo, but I have only seen on - and that was a little one, dead.

Great shots - and as another one said: Never leave without your camera!

Pretty Life Online said...

nice catch for skywatch... mine's up too hope you can drop by...

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a neat set of photos....

Gill in Canda

Mary said...

Wonderful! He is really setting there pretty for you! I wish I'd find some that cooperative :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots. That bird waited for you!

Connie said...

That is a beautiful bird. Great pictures.

Babooshka said...

Brilliant capture.

Blasé said...

Those birds are ALL business. I experienced one that flew down for a Dove...and went about fifteen feet with it over my head, screaming. I guess it was telling me and anyone else to get out of its way. Scared me just a lil'.

Beautiful pic...unfortunately it caused me to 'duck'...

TCKK said...

Those are such beautiful pictures! So cool!

Happy SWF!

B Squared said...

A very photogenic Hawk at that. Thank you.

kden said...

It pays to be observant, huh? Super shots. I like the first one, looking as if he's posing for you.

Regina said...

Nice captures. You are good.
Have a great day!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots and against that blue, blue sky! Perfect! Have a great weekend!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Those are awesome shots TB. A beautiful bird.

luna miranda said...

great shots! this hawk is certainly not camera shy.:D

Darla said...

Good job! looks great with that blue sky behind him..

Dylan said...

Fantastic shot, you were lucky to get that picture. All the best.(:-)

Daryl said...

nice to know its standing at the ready .. what a wonderful capture!

Reader Wil said...

A beautiful bird against a perfect sky make always a great combination.

Erin said...

how lucky you were to catch this beautiful red tail on the light post...gorgeous bird.

Caprice- said...

Very cool! What is it? (I'm horrible IDing birds.) I know we have something like this here. My oldest son can tell you the name of everybird in the sky. Me? It's a pretty red one or a pretty blue one. Or it may be an ugly black one?? The one's standing in the road are scary ones!
Have a supoer weekend- supposed to be 90 here.
Caprice

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi, beautiful shot of animal !

Pouty Lips said...

I am speaking from experience, hawk pictures this good are hard to come by. Great job.

Arija said...

A lovely bird capture!

storyteller said...

Wonderful shots of this hawk against the blue sky!
Hugs and blessings,

Ilan said...

Excellent photos. Really nicely done
Thank you for sharing, great photoblog :)

Tammie Lee said...

Oh my, these are wonderful. How great that you got to experience this. Often when I turn around to take photos of a hawk it will fly away.

Glennis said...

Great the hawk sat there long enough, posing for you. Great photos.

BNS said...

SO glad you got to take advantage of this hawk sighting. These are wonderful shots.