Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hawk Outside My Window!!!

This morning I was sitting in my living room listening to my ipod when something caught my eye out the front window. So I ran upstairs to my sewing room, grabbed my camera and tripod and took a bunch of shots of him. He sat in the tree for quite awhile. I literally had a birds eye view of him!! I couldn't believe it. Looked him up on the Internet to see what kind of hawk he was and he is a Ferruginous Hawk. We have lots of Red Tail Hawks around here but never seen one like this before. Isn't he beautiful!!!

I've spent the last couple of days working on 2 sets of my feather stitched eggs for 2 customers. I've got them painted and all I have to do now is the fun part of feather stitching them. As soon as I get the eggs done, it's time to work on more of my little folk art birdies to replenish my stock in my etsy shop after Stef in Australia bought a bunch.



20 comments:

  1. Aren't these beautiful creatures?
    you just can't miss one in a tree or on top of a pole...
    Karen

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  2. How wonderful to have him come close to the house. We have some in the back, love watching them glide through the air.

    Debbie

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  3. There's a hawk that I've seen perched in a tree outside my studio window, but have never been quick enough to snap a picture. What a wonderful shot you got.
    Pat

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  4. what a beautiful bird!
    We don't have them in holland!

    I own an Owl as a pet, her name is Sita!
    she was neglicted by her previous owner and now I take care of her...she is adorable and likes to cuddle...I have pictures on my blog if you like to read and see?

    http://averyfairygarden.blogspot.com/2009/08/de-steenuil.html

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  5. What great pictures! I was lucky enough to see a pair of horned owls in our bush last fall. It was an awesome sighting.
    ~Janet

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  6. What a GORGEOUS creature! Great pictures!

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  7. wow! my sons and I love hawks. that is really beautiful!
    kim

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  8. Wonderful photos. He looks very regal!

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  9. wow! utterly awesome! How lucky you were to be able to see him up close and to take pics of him. You should send the pics into your local newspaper. Not many people are that fortunate to get that close to a hawk. sooo cool!

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  10. Beautiful shots of the hawk. I love them. We have quite a few here where I live too, and I've tried to take some close ups but haven't been too successful. Yours are wonderful!

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  11. Wow! He really is a handsome bird!

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  12. Wow, he is beautiful. He sat right there and posed for you :0)
    Kim

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  13. Your hawk is gorgeous! We have a red tail and Cooper hawk that frequently visit and I just love to see them soar. Your pictures are so clear and you definitely have an eye for capturing the beauty. Your feather stitched eggs are lovely too.

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  14. Isn't it just beautiful. I love the feathers on its belly. Great shots!

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  15. A truly majestic creature, lovely photos too.

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  16. oh wow! you take the most gorgeous pics :)

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  17. Maybe the hawk was checking out what you were doing with the feathers and eggs lol! He might be getting nervous! What a neat experience, to see one up so close! Karen

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  18. Wow! That is so exciting to see one that close! Your pics are wonderful!
    Hubby and I count hawks when we visit our DD. It's about a 45-50 mile stretch of highway. Out record is 42 one way. We love em!
    Thanks for showing these!
    **julie**

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  19. My goodness..and I thought I had trouble with the small hawk visiting my feeders...this fellow is huge!!! He's gorgeous though!!!

    Beautiful photo's.

    Hugs, Doreen

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  20. Oh, great pictures! Wow oh WOW!

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