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Old Feb 16, 2005, 3:09 PM   #1
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[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Hawks/images/ROUGH_LEGGED_HAWK.jpg[/img]

A Rough legged Hawk hovering for a look (you never,know). These guys don't "soar," they fly, stop and hover.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Hawks/images/SPARROW_HAWK2.jpg[/img]

A Sparrow Hawk (Kestrel) looking for mice or bugs

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Hawks/images/SHORT_EARED_OWL_and_RAVEN1.jpg[/img]

A Short Eared Owl being mobbed by Ravens
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 4:44 PM   #2
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Nice series. Well caught. The short eared owl looks smallish. I don't have my bird book in front of me as I'm at work and can't look it up.

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Old Feb 16, 2005, 6:41 PM   #3
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Hi Suzan

He's actually got a three foot wingspan, even if only 15 inches long. but Ravens are actually quite large. This poor little Owl was actually screaming in fear...

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Old Feb 16, 2005, 8:18 PM   #4
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Nice work DBB, Raptors are something I have been appempting to catch lately. Can't say I have been ver successful.
Any tips.
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Nice catch on the first photo. Good in flight freeze and that sharp eye
is almost haunting.
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Old Feb 17, 2005, 8:11 AM   #6
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Hi Golfer

Early in the morning when they wake up, they are a bit stiff and very happy. They will then sound off. If you're up early and walking the woods or the beaches you can hear them if you listen. You now know where they live...

Of course, ultimately, it comes from spending a lot of time out there.

Thanks for the kind comments Woodmeister

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Love the colors on the kestrel! They aren't very noticeable in flight as they are doing their hover dance, or maybe I just never knew to be looking for anything but brown and white.


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Old Feb 17, 2005, 10:36 AM   #8
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:lol:

After I took images of the Sparrow Hawk (Kestral just doesn't sound right) I've wondered how many times I've missed them.

I took these images as I was finishing up for the day and was leaving the beach. I saw a "Robin" making believe it was a Hawk, hovering over a field, swooping down, etc.

I said, what the heck, let me get some shots of this crazy Robin. And of course, here you go!

They're not very big, actually the same size as a Robin, and now I wonder how many times I've missed them.

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