Harris’s Hawk

On my recent visit to our wetlands park, I saw this Harris’s Hawk up in a tree. I was able to get a few photos of him. He was far away, but I cropped the photo below for a closer view. I almost missed him. A reminder to always look up!

In October we visited our Desert Museum. We happened to be there when they were doing some raptor training before the live shows started. I had the opportunity to practice some in-flight photos. I need more practice. However, the four bottom photos are from that day. It was amazing to be so close to the action!

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
~ Henry David Thoreau

How prompt we are to satisfy the hunger and thirst of our bodies; how slow to satisfy the hunger and thirst of our souls!
~ Henry David Thoreau

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  1. Wow…amazing shots. I have only seen a Harris’s Hawk at a conservancy. It would be so neat to see them in the wild.

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    1. Thank you! I love seeing any animal in the wild, especially with my camera in hand 😊 I’m trying to get better at capturing action, but I’m also trying to just appreciate what I do get!

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  2. aussiebirder says:

    Great captures Lisa, that was a golden opportunity well taken. I loved the last quote, so true !

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    1. Thank you! …and for appreciating the quote. I relate to that quote now more than ever!

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    Amazing pics, just gorgeous, and the quotes sing the song of truth. Wonderful post, Lisa. ☺️

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    1. Thank you Jeff! Happy Friday to you 😊

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        Welcome, Lisa. Always! Thank you, and to you!! ☺️

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  4. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Wonderful images Lisa, so glad you glad you looked up and caught that beautiful Harris Hawk too! 🧑

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! When my husband comes with me, he helps me see stuff 😊

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  5. SoyBend says:

    What a good looking hawk, Lisa! Love your photo where it looks like it’s hovering in the air. They are flown up here at the High Desert Museum even though they don’t live nearby.

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    1. Thank you! My husband was thinking we don’t get many wild here in the desert, but we must have some! Since I found one 😊

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    1. Thank you so much! He’s a pretty cool bird 😊

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  6. Prior... says:

    your photos are so clear and close – gosh the details were great
    and I was thinking about Thoreau this week and enjoyed the way you aded the quotes in….
    πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! …and I just love adding in quotes 😊😊

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  7. What a treat for you, Lisa. Thanks for showing off your ohotos.

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    1. Thank you… and you’re welcome! 😊

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