The Fall bird migration season is still on. The last couple of days I’ve been trying to squeeze in some birding. In spite of my efforts, the birds have been a little elusive.
Challenged, I continue to search in hopes of finding something darling. There were a few surprise visitors at the Manor, along with the usual suspects.
Finally getting back to Kinder Farm Park, which has been rather birdy lately, Iset up in one of my favorite spots. I began checking through the birds around me and enjoying the little cuties.
And then, WHOOSH !! All of the birds in synchronicity scattered. What in the world caused that?
In SWOOPS a Cooper’s Hawk. With his evil and intense ever-seeing eyes. No wonder all the birds left!
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
[ Smiles ] I LOVE your photo gallery of birds!
[Smiles back] Thank you so much !
[ Smiles ] You are welcome!
Great Captures – love the Cooper Hawk:)
Thank you so much Renee!
Great shot of the hawk especially…..well done for getting sharp focus through all those branches 😊
Sheer luck ! Love how you notice the little details. 🙂
I don’t think it’s luck…..you are clearly very talented 😊
Aww hi cute little squirrel!
Thanks ! This is one of the skinnier ones.
like my blog also !
Love all the birds and the squirrel, with the possible exception of the yellow-rumped. I’ve seen so many of them the past three weeks that they are beginning to haunt my dreams at night. 😉
LOL ! yellow rump..yellow rump..yellow rump
The smaller birds and the squirrel are cute and pretty, but that hawk is impressive. I really like the birds of prey and have never been able to see a Coopers Hawk that closely.
Just you wait then Mike ! Tomorrow is a “Birds of Prey” photo workshop. I’ll bring home all sorts of beauties. Just for you!
I’m glad you managed to get a shot of the hawk in the trees. I bet it wasn’t easy to capture. We’re off on the road again tomorrow for 2 weeks to the Loire Valley and Brittany, so I might not be on line for a few days. Continue enjoying the autumn and I look forward to seeing your pictures whenever I’m back on line.
Oh you do live the life don’t you? Have a safe journey and think of me while you bask in the sunlight.
Thinking of you all the time. We’ve been travelling for a week and internet has been very slow, but today we have a good connection. I have LOADS of post to catch up with. We’re in southern Brittany now and it’s blowing a gale and raining, but still having fun. ❤
Again… I was admiring all of your beautiful bird captures then…. SQUIRREL!
You’re taunting me aren’t you… ? 😉
LOL ! But of course I am ! Don’t you love that pose?
Gorgeous little visitors, but the Coopers Hawk looks quite formidable. Adorable squirrel. 🙂
I tell you, those Coopers have really mean looks in their eyes. I wouldn’t want to mess with them. Thanks!
I have to agree that that hawk is magnificent, kinda scary with those eyes! He is clearly master of the universe here! Brilliant captures all!
LOL ! You do make me laugh. Thank you so much.