Monday, June 23, 2014

Resident Hawk

"Resident Hawk" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

This hawk lives at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and is not bothered at all by humans.  I know several people that have photographed him from very short distances.

He has several perches where he loves to hang out, and I knew just where to look for him this morning.  As I was walking down a path near one of his favorite perches, he flew overhead to a  large patch of very tall grass and attempted to pounce on something.  I hurried closer, and he sprung up in the air and pounced once more.  Whatever he was after, he did not get because he flew up to his perch in the tree.  He sat there undisturbed as I took my photographs!  He did not want to disappoint!

2 comments:

Sherry Carter said...

We have a hawk in our neighborhood back in Baytown. We could always tell when he was circling because all the birds suddenly disappeared from our feeders. I did see him get a sparrow once. Made me cry :(

Judy Royal Glenn said...

That's the only part I don't like about photographing raptors....they might actually get a little guy that I would love to photograph too:(