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Old Jan 11, 2010, 5:15 PM   #1
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Another visit with Fergy the hawk

I went back down this morning to see if I could find the Ferruginous Hawk. About a hour with my binoculars and YIPEEE I found him. He was about 1/2 mile from where I found him the other day. He didn't seemed bothered with me showing up with my camera so I began pressing the shutter. After I finished taking pictures I backed off and sat in the Camera Wagon for probably 1/2 hour and just enjoyed watching him. The good news is when he did fly off he went back towards the same field as when I found him hunting. I will give him a day or two of rest from me and go back and check and see if he is still around.

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Beautiful sky, beautiful bird. What's not to like. Well done.
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superb contrast to that nice sky. very sharp. just a lovely series again. well done, always look forward to your wildlife shots.
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LOL! Fun shots. I love that fourth one - there is that one feather (also visible in 1 and 2) under its right armpit that it just can't seem to get straightened out.

Years ago there was a now classic science fiction short story about an alien animal called a hurkle kitten, by Theodore Sturgeon, entitled The Hurkle is a Happy Beast. One line I remember, which reminds me of this bird's morning calisthenics, is "it twitched its camphors and ruddled its kump." I'd have named this bird "Hurkle."
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Beautiful sky, beautiful bird. What's not to like. Well done.

Thanks for looking and for the nice comment.
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Another great set Rodger! Stunning.
But, you better be careful... that's a mating dance he's doing and he looks pretty excited!
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superb contrast to that nice sky. very sharp. just a lovely series again. well done, always look forward to your wildlife shots.


Thanks a bunch for the nice words.
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LOL! Fun shots. I love that fourth one - there is that one feather (also visible in 1 and 2) under its right armpit that it just can't seem to get straightened out.

Years ago there was a now classic science fiction short story about an alien animal called a hurkle kitten, by Theodore Sturgeon, entitled The Hurkle is a Happy Beast. One line I remember, which reminds me of this bird's morning calisthenics, is "it twitched its camphors and ruddled its kump." I'd have named this bird "Hurkle."

Geeeeeeeez I could never remember how to spell that.
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