Henry the Hawk

Week #3 of my sabbatical is coming to a close. Both kids are at scout camp this week so things are a bit quiet around the Parker household. The weather here has been absolutely amazing at 75 degrees, with blue skies and just a hint of a breeze. While quietly enjoying a good book on my backyard deck this afternoon I was struck by the amount of wildlife present all around me.

A silly squirrel has a habit of laying down on our back fence with two limbs flopping on either side. There's a grey hummingbird that enjoys some of our potted flowers and a family of robins nesting somewhere in our Douglas firs. Of course, our somewhat domesticated chickens can always be heard talking to themselves. We regularly hear the screach of a red tailed hawk that swoops across our yard and the golf course behind us. I was fortunate to grab my camera tonight and ran onto the golf course to photograph “Henry the Hawk”. It was nearly sunset so the lighting was just perfect.

I think I might have found a new hobby in wildlife photography. I have a lot to learn but really enjoy grabbing these kinds of shots.

Regards, Donald.



About ddresdenp

Intel server enabling manager, techie, iPad content junkie, 20yr Intel vet, woodworker, father, husband and unfortunately professional traveler
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One Response to Henry the Hawk

  1. Vikki says:

    Nice shots. Also, good reminder for us to slow down and enjoy the outdoors.

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