Friday, September 7, 2012

September 1st-6th Photos-2012-Foxes-Hawk-Birds

 This is a male yearling that I don't see very often. He's very timid. He used to have a mate but I haven't seen her in a very long time.
 A young male Cardinal looks pretty ratty right now till all it's feathers are in.
 I like this squirrel's ears..ha!
 The daddy gray fox and his son. They sure look and act alike...  so cute!

 I spotted this Cooper's Hawk lying down on the other side of that bush. I have never seen a hawk do that before. He stayed that way for a long time, which made me think he might have hurt himself. Later he got up into that bush  and I watched but when i turned away he was gone. Not sure if he flew or was on the ground out of my sight. The squirrels were still acting like he was on the ground. I just hope he was okay and flew away.
 He was acting like he was sunning himself. I've seen other birds do that but never a hawk. Maybe cooling off? Has anyone seen a hawk do this before? I even opened the window to try and scare him off but he didn't move.

He seemed to walk okay and he did spread his wings a couple of times. Missed those shots though. Got some video of him also.


Samantha said...

Those are amazing shots of the hawk..and as always, I LOVE the fox photos. I've only seen 2 foxes around here over the past year.

rainfield61 said...

The HEAT has taken over the hawk.

It lost its mind.

Whole Sale Toner said...

Excellent Pics Great Capture of wild animals.....Thanks.....

Jean said...

Great shots Ginney! I really liked the Cooper's Hawk series.:)

Ginnymo said...

Thank you all for the comments!!