Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lookout...

When the hubs and I are out and about,
I am always the passenger in the car and I am always on the lookout.
 
What am I looking for, you might ask?
Anything I can take a picture of.
 
My head is spinning all over the place and
I often see things that aren't even there.
 
Like most of my deer sighting, they usually turn out to be broken trees,
or small boulders, resting at the roadside.
 
But on November 24, 2012...
I hit the jackpot when I spotted this gorgeous
Red-Tailed Hawk
 
There was a quick "spin around" involved,
one small leap of the curb,
and one middle-aged, dark haired fool flying out of the car!
 
but isn't he a beauty??
 
I'm sure he was on the "lookout" also...
not focused on me at all!
 
He flew off pretty quickly and I did not get any flight pictures.
Please don't ask!!

Linking with Clytie at Random Hearts
because she always finds the love and hearts! 
 

31 comments:

Clytie said...

Ooooh, he's gorgeous! I am a bit jealous, though ... I can count on one hand the number of times I've been a passenger in a car these past 4 years! Picture taking and driving are not highly appreciated by MY passengers! Snicker

P.S. I notice there are some tiny little hearts on this beautiful hawk!!! Do you see them?

Debbie said...

thanks clytie...i linked in!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Hey,these are amazing shots. Way to go.

Adrienne said...

I'll say he's got his eyes on you! And I saw the hearts pretty quickly - little does he know he's not as scary as all that!

TexWisGirl said...

he is beautiful! love that gorgeous white bib (and of course the little hearts). :)

Buttons said...

Oh that Red tailed Hawk is my very favourite bird. I am so glad the "dark haired fool" Flew out of the car. Thank you Hug B

Ellie said...

Oh well spotted Debbie, what an amazing looking bird.
I know what you mean about being a passenger in the car and looking for prospective pictures - I do it too. :))

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Gorgeous shots! For the past 20 plus years, I have been the one driving most of the time. Maybe that's why I never get these great shots.

Karen said...

He's a beauty!

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Wow Debbie, such cool photos! Isn't it great to see the details on his feathers.
You did well seeing him! fantastic :D)

Sharon M said...

Beautiful bird! Oh I am SO familiar with that whole turnaround-curb-running out of the car move!! It's so worth it though.

Susan said...

He is a beauty that's for sure.

Bonnie said...

Debbie, We counted 81 red tail hawks on our drive back from Missouri. I did think of you, but my camera was in the back of the SUV, and Roger doesn't stop or turn around once his GPS is programed for home. It actually became a game. As always you images are wonderful.

Thank you for always leaving such a kind comment over at my place. Hugs! Bonnie

Linda Chapman said...

You have such a good eye for catching the perfect bird pic!!!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Your photos are gorgeous, and what a wonderful experience! I'm so glad you were ready to capture that bit of magic most of us would have missed.

Laura said...

I see a heart beneath his tail... how beautiful!!!

Brian King said...

Those are fantastic, Debbie! Great job! He's a beauty!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I laughed at your description of getting to a spot for shooting this pretty boy! Great job!!

MICKAN¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

A fantastic bird.
Lovely picture :)

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, great hawk sighting. Your photos are awesome. Have a great weekend!

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello Debbie
Proud and beautiful bird!
Great pictures.
I wish you a nice weekend!
Lucia

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh he's gorgeous - what great photos!

flyawayhomebook.com said...

Cute story... it made me laugh and what a beautiful bird.

Judy said...

Gorgeous hawk!! You got some really great shots!! I had never thought to print my blog! I was reading that post, and it looks like fun!!

S. Etole said...

Spectacular shots. I left a comment about your precious little niece but it seems to have gotten lost.

Miss Debbie said...

He is a handsome guy!

Muffy's Marks said...

Oh, what a lucky break. The photos are fantastic. Would I have some extra money if I had a video of you getting out of the car to get that awesome shot?

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful!

Farm Girl said...

I always enjoy spotting the hawks sitting and observing the world. Very nice shots.

LeAnn said...

Amazing pictures! He is a beautiful one for sure. I love your pictures of God's creations.
Blessings!

Lisa Gordon said...

Wow! What a magnificent creature!!