Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 – Pick a Word…

Yesterday afternoon we noticed this hawk simply standing in the birdbath, cooling his toes. He appeared relaxed and comfortable just watching the yard activity. Which, by the way, was minimal since no finch was going to be joining the hawk for a swim 😉

He was there for over an hour! I snapped a few photos from the corner of my bedroom window, being careful not disturb him.

Soon after he took off the regular yard visitors reappeared.

“I want to be myself. That’s when you feel the most comfortable, that’s when you have the most success, and that’s when you’re the most happy.”
~ Leighton Meester

Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 -Pick a word. I chose “Comfortable”

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    1. Thank you Paulie! 😊

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  1. Wow, great capture Lisa!!!

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  2. lolaWi says:

    what a lovely visitor! great capture! 😉

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    1. Thank you Lola! It’s always exciting to see new or different birds in our yard. We’ve also seen roadrunners lately!

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  3. Leya says:

    Great portrait! Those birds of prey always look so safe and secure – you really caught the feeling. Quote very fitting.

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    1. Thanks! He kind of commands the space. I think the big birds look so majestic.

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      1. Leya says:

        They do indeed – it is something about their eyes. The sharp focus.

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    Wow, an hour in one spot is so unusual unless it’s high in a protected tree. He (or she) must have been VERY comfortable sitting in your yard!

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    1. I did not know that! We were surprised and kept peeking out at him. The water was not cool, it was a hot day, but he must have liked it some how. Thanks for the info!

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  5. SoyBend says:

    I had one do the same thing in our backyard recently. You really got some great shots! Looks like a sharp-shinned hawk or a Cooper’s hawk.

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    1. Thank you! I think it’s a Cooper’s hawk since they are pretty common in the area. But rarely at our birdbath!

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  6. Just Teri says:

    Oh how I could take walks with you. You capture the most amazing shots❣️

    Keep them coming 😉

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    1. Just Teri says:

      Even though this was from bedroom window – even luckier!!

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      1. Thank you! I told my husband to go wash that window for me just in case something else shows up! (please, of course 😊)

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    2. Wouldn’t that be cool if we could meet up and go on a walk together! 😊

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      1. Just Teri says:

        Yes. You are in one of the best nature spots. Even though I can’t join you, your photos let me enjoy your walk too ❤️🤗

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      2. Well, I will continue to walk, explore, and share 😊

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  7. Fantastic captures, Lisa, what an awesome sighting! Let him/her know it can come to visit, but leave your little birdies alone!

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    1. You got that right! 😊 Thank you Donna!

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  8. Naomi says:

    What an amazing experience! I can hardly believe some of your shots! Keep amazing us, ok?

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    1. I will do my best! 😊🤗

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  9. Amy says:

    Beautiful hawk was posing for you!! Great captures, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you Amy! I was super careful when I sneaked the camera round the corner to the window. But I still think he saw me!

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  10. JohnRH says:

    Excellent photos. What a great photo-op, that he sat there so long. Well done.

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    1. Thank you! That water was not cool, but he seemed satisfied to just hang out there! 😊

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