Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Writing~Art~Life

Red Tail Hawk Photos

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My husband took these around lunch time. Such a magnificent bird. This one was fairly large. Their wingspan can reach to nearly 54 inches and I believe this one was pretty close to that. Diving down from a bright blue sky, he tried in vain to catch a mouse. It ran for the trees and disappeared. The hawk landed on this brick wall to watch for other meal possibilities. For full size, click the image and then click it again when it opens in its own window.

Still hungry!

Still hungry!

Looking at the camera.

Looking at the camera.

 

Photos: Copyright Garland C. Parsons

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

23 thoughts on “Red Tail Hawk Photos

  1. Beautiful! Given the size, it was likely a female as they are larger than males. So amazing when they come near! Peace . . .

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  2. Simply beautiful..Nature at her best to give us a bird of this quality

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  3. Great picture. Thank you.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  4. Wow I like hawks or such birds that soar high I have an eagle painted on my bike
    ever to say in a storm fly as a hawk above it just as lives troubles
    beautiful

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  5. They truly are a magnificent creature. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos, Elizabeth!

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    • Thank you kindly, Jill. I’ve always loved these wonderful birds. Years ago before it became illegal to harm them, they were disappearing from this area and it was a rare thing to see one. Now I see one a few times a year and it’s always a breathtaking sight. 🙂

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  6. Wonderful photos, you guys are so lucky to have such wonderful nature and weather around your area. Much jealous!

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    • Thanks, Ste J. 🙂 Do you live in what we refer to around here as a concrete jungle? (big city) Because when I think of England, I think beautiful, lush countrysides with an over abundance of nature. Of course I’ve been known to be a bit confused at times. Perhaps you aren’t even from the UK. 🙄

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      • I am an English bloke, I live near Derbyshire which has it all, bleak moors, valleys. the lot. The place where I live is pretty built up sadly but I do get out from time to time and enjoy the nature that I can and of course I live vicariously through your blog posts.

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  7. Hello Elizabeth. 😀 Now that’s a big bird ! I hope your back is better today. Have a lovely weekend my friend. xox ❤

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  8. I enjoy reading about details on birds. The red tail hawk is very much interesting and your photos captured their beauty, too. It is amazing how wide their wingspan is, Elizabeth!

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  9. Great clicks ! thanks for sharing… 🙂

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  10. What great photos in your last two October posts, Elizabeth.

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  11. Wonderful picture. WOW, didn’t know their wing span was so big. I’m always learning something new from your posts! 🙂 And you are inspiring me to sketch the birds in my garden.

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