Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Hawk in My Yard


I often have hawks visit my yard. This is a young one and not nearly as large as some.

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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 2007-2018. 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.

39 thoughts on “Hawk in My Yard

  1. Elizabeth, I took a photo of a hawk recently in someone’s yard. I wish it looked as clear as this! 🙂

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  2. You’re so lucky this happened! I’ve never had anything but sparrows or maybe a Tuy.

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  3. Such a special moment! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Elizabeth: That hawk looks big to me. Are the adults much bigger, then?

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  5. Glad to see your wildlife dropping by….helping tou settle in😊☺

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  6. I wonder if he thought he was in luck and there was a meal handy with the big butterfly on the fence. Those are wonderful photographs Elizabeth.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  7. We have a Sharp-shinned hawk that hangs out in our yard. He’s stalking my little birdies, but I guess he’s got to eat too. 😦

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  8. Wow ! He’s a big boy !
    Happy Sunday Elizabeth my friend 😀 ❤

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  9. How lucky you are to have such a fantastic bird visit your yard! I hope you have settled in nicely to your new home.

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    • Thanks, Clare. I’m getting there, but would still rather be home or what was home for so many years. 🙂

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      • I do understand. When we moved to Somerset from here 12 years ago I was absolutely distraught. My husband’s job moved him and we had to go. I said that I would go on the understanding that we would move back here eventually. I did my best and got involved in the community there – and made some good friends too! My husband was very happy – he has always moved around and enjoys change. Fortunately, we were given the opportunity to move back here much sooner than we expected and I jumped at it. I found living in Somerset much better than I had expected and I believe it made me a stronger person (a long story) but Suffolk is home. It is so hard when couples have different needs and aspirations from each other – one or other has to give way and subdue their own wants. You are in my prayers, Elizabeth.

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  10. very nice. Is that a butterfly in the foreground.

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  11. That´s awesome that you could take those pics… Nice one, dear Elizabeth… Best wishes for your week ahead. Aquileana ⭐

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  12. Hello Elizabeth!!! How have you been?? 😀

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  13. Bonjour ELIZABETH
    Je ne suis pas de tous les jours
    Mais à cet instant c’est un plaisir de te laisser un petit message
    Venant du cœur bises , Bernard

    Le temps n’est pas super bien triste chez moi
    Le ciel pleure cela ne réchauffe guère le cœur
    Il faut faire avec
    Belle journée , Bernard

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  14. I’m glad you had your camera standing by to capture the moment, a beautiful bird on a sunny day, you can’t beat that!

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