~The Chase between a Hawk and an Eagle -part one~

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

Howard and I were sitting in the coach, talking to my brother on the phone, when I caught a glimpse of something fly past the window. I looked outside, in the direction I saw it flying and spotted this hawk in a tree.  I grabbed my camera and tried to get as close as I could hoping to get a photograph. I was able to capture the photo above before it flew.

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Red-shouldered Hawk

A little later we decided to take the “girls” for a walk and as we were heading out the coach, Howard spotted the hawk sitting again in the same tree, this time facing us.

I was able to get pretty close to this beauty. It seemed transfixed on something at the edge of the lake, or so it seemed to me. After awhile I began to get worried that it might be ill (it wasn’t).

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A beauty sitting in the sun. Why was this hawk sitting so still, ignoring me?
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What a privilege to photograph this gorgeous hawk.

After spending time taking just a few photos (haha), I decide we need to continue on our hike and I slowly walk away, leaving the hawk sitting in the tree.

As we head down the path, a shadow displays itself, on the ground, in front of us. Looking up we see a big bird flying overhead.

To be continued….

10 thoughts on “~The Chase between a Hawk and an Eagle -part one~”

    1. Thank you John for your inspiring words about nature. I guess I never stopped to consider how true your words are – the freedom that nature brings.
      Thanks for your kind words!

    1. Hi Sylvia, I hope you are having a wonderful day. I do feel lucky that this Red-shouldered Hawk allowed me to get so close. I think it was aware of the Bald Eagle and was being very still.

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