My 88lb lap-dog Pippin has an owie on his foot that requires me to leash-walk him until it heals. So we spend time every day in my front yard which is normally off-limits to the dogs due to its not being fenced. This afternoon as we were heading back to the front door, I caught some movement in my peripheral vision, and looked towards it.
A hawk was landing on the utility pole near my house. I made Pip wait while I admired the beauty, thanked it for landing there, and asked it to wait while I grabbed my camera from inside.
Got Pippin inside, found camera and memory card (they're never in the same place cuase that would be way too easy), and scooted back to the front porch. Hawk was still there, and stayed while I took as many pictures as my dying battery would allow.
This is the best of the five (others were blurry -- it's a very windy day here in N GA). I love it when I see or hear the raptors in my neighborhood -- much as I love the songbirds that frequent my feeders, I love the raptors more, and my heart soars with them when I see them wheeling in the sky.
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