Sunday, August 27, 2006

Silence



Momentary hush
resounding as the thunder
bringing sudden death


Cooper's Hawk

17 Comments:

Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Awesome! As you may know, if you read my blog, raptors are my thing now.
Cooper's hawks are so fierce...the feeder birds sure do vanish when a Coop in in the neighborhood!

10:10 PM  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

How wonderful to see the Cooper's Hawk so close! The words are perfect.

1:21 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Just look at that! beautiful - fancy a hawk landing there.

4:03 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

We have Cooper's Hawks in our yard quite often. The little birds all flee to safe places. It looks like this hawk has landed on your car. That's a fierce predator.

12:06 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Talk about your streamlined designs...

1:34 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Odd place to perch - he must've been admiring his fierce reflection.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Sigrid Jardin said...

Did you get this photo from an upstairs room looking down at your car? It is a very surprising shot, quite wonderful!

11:59 PM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

I've never seen a Cooper's Hawk up close. The stripes on their tails are beautiful. Thank you for bringing me closer to knowing another member of our world through your photos and words.

12:27 AM  
Blogger explosivekitten said...

what an amazing photo! I love hawks, but have never gotten to see one so close before.

Are you keeping mice on the top of your car?

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a hawk that lives around here-- we call him Red-- but have not yet gotten a photo of him-- how DO you do it?!!!!

Wonderful shot-- wonderful words.

~bluepoppy

8:34 PM  
Blogger kj said...

your blog is gently lulling me.
i appreciate it.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Wow! Your pictures and words are perfectly lovely.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Goodness. What a privilege to have that happen. Like a visit from the gods .....

3:54 PM  
Blogger HoBess said...

First, I thought I posted this the other day but I guess I got bloggered ... I love love love these pictures. My favorite hawks are the redtails around here who like to sit atop highway signs and look at beleagured commuters ... at a dead stop on those highways ... as if to say "Just fly already!"

Second, thanks for stopping by my blog. You were in my thoughts as those bird analogies poured out of my head. Hope all is well ...

4:09 PM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Endment, I have great affection for Cooper's Hawk, one of the smallest of the North American falcons. After its disastrous contention with DDT and other pesticides in the forties and fifties, it is good to know that this beautiful little predator is returning to us. What wicked and efficient talons they have.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

What a beautiful sight with a powerful `ku to match its splendor.

11:31 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Wow -- great capture.

5:32 PM  

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