We Had A Visitor......

3.23.2010

......up there in the tree on a branch. Do you see him? Kind of foggy, rainy, and nasty weather, but he did not seem to mind. He was just searching for something for breakfast Sunday morning.

He was on the ground when Mr. Savvy told me to get the camera and he flew up and landed on that branch. He just sat there and waited. And watched. And waited some more. He stayed a long time and then he was gone. He is a big one, too. I took this picture from my sunroom window with full zoom. My windows really are filthy. I need to clean them soon if I am going to keep taking pictures through them. I am using my Canon Power Shot SX 120. Seems to take pretty good pictures. This tree is out past my pond. Mr. Savvy was amazed at how good this zoom worked to make him look so close. Look at the water droplets on the branches. According to my bird book this fellow is a red shouldered hawk.


This is a picture of daffodils in a yard in my mom's subdivision. Just thought I would leave you with this sunny spring picture.

I am joining A Southern Daydreamer blog for Outdoor Wednesday. Please be sure and check out the other outdoor photos this week. With spring here now I am sure we will be seeing some lovely photos. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and please let me know you came by. I love hearing from you. 

Y'all come back now,

KIM

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful bird- is it a hawk or an owl? It's always amazing to have a big bird like that show up close to home!

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  2. Gorgeous photos, you have a new camera!!~ FUN! That owl was cool!

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  3. It is a hawk? correct. You know the daffodils drive me nuts. Name of my blog, go check out the name post. Wonderful flower bed of them.

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  4. I see him, Mr redtail hawk? I am loving the daffodils, aren't they just the happiest little flower ever/ Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you Miss Kim!!

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  5. Wonderful picture of the hawk! The flowers are so pretty, just right for spring.

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  6. That is a hawk! We have lots of them around here, big ones too! That is a very nice close up photo. Good work! And you are right, does look like yucky weather, hope it does'nt come our way. LOL! Love the daffodils!

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  7. I looked at him in a full screen, amazing!! What a fabulous photograph! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great shot,Kim.

    Love those daffies!

    The sun came out in Missouri and revealed some mighty dirty windows at our house!!

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  9. Hey Kim! I have a picture of a red tail hawk in my yard too. They like to watch over our pond.

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  10. Wow! That really is a good picture. Max would love to try to get him! Looking forward to some prettier weather tomorrow. Maybe my tulips and other flowers that are trying to bloom will finally open up like those pretty daffodils in your pic. Those are gorgeous. Wish I had planted some of those last Fall.

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  11. It's so amazing to see a hawk up close! They are so beautiful! Love the beautiful Spring flowers, too! Happy Spring to you...and your Mom! ♥

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  12. A Hawk...lol I thought it was an OWL, I did question it and thought no it's an owl! OOPS I need a bird book!

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  13. That hawk is beautiful. They really are a magnificent bird until they try to take your dog. I am speaking from experience here. Watch Bailey if you see him around! I love the daffodils! They are my favorite flower. So cheery! I have always called them buttercups, but them someone said there are buttercups and daffodils aren't buttercups. I don't care. I love 'em!

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  14. OH DUH!! Can I read?? I thought it was an owl!!

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  15. That's a technique I use often but didn't realize it! It's the dirty window technique..
    I see WHO WHO WHO you mean....

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  16. What a great shot Kim! And those bulbs are gorgeous. I can't tell your windows are dirty!

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  17. Hawks are so cool. A few summers ago I had one in my backyard that flew just a few feet over my head. Those daffodils are gorgeous!

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  18. Hi Kim, Great photos! The planting of daffodils is beautiful, yeah spring! Bella

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  19. Kim darling, I stumbled upon your blog and while here, I enjoyed my visit very much. Your blog is loaded with interesting posts and lovely photos. I just had to join your followers and be the proud number 200. I must say the daffs are lovely across the pond, ours are not quite out yet, a bit of more sleep. I will stop by to visit with you soon. Wishing you a spring season full of blessings.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  20. I think your visitor is so beautiful! So cool!

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  21. Our windows are dirty too but you got the shot. Lucky duck!
    Joyce M

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  22. cool bird shot! i love the water droplets on the branches--beautiful!

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  23. Kim, I love hawks! Sometimes they land in our backyard searching for a snack AND sometimes we find evidence that they found found their snack. They leave behind a little pile of feathers from the struggle. Oh well, food chain. All those bunnies had better watch out.

    We had two Barred Owls last spring which was quite a thrill!

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  24. That hawk is beautiful! And, so are the daffodils! yea spring!

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  25. Kim, I just noticed a big 200 followers. You are quite the Queen today. Congrats on a wonderful blog that keeps all of us coming back.

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  26. Hi, Kim. My husband has a hawk eye for any birds. I have become a lover of them too. So beautiful and wild. What kind of hawk is he? And thank you for the field of daffodils. Arn't they spectacular? This really says spring has sprung!
    Yvonne

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  27. nice capture Kim of that wonderful visitor :) we also got one now who even made a nest on one of our plants in our backyard. But i couldnt take a pic because we're afraid to scare it off :(

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  28. so hard to catch the birds! love the daffs, nothing screams spring more to me~

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  29. You were lucky that bird waited for you. Maybe he just wanted you feature him today. The flowers are stunning.

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  30. Good morning Kim, a great shot of the Hawk..I saw a Hawk swoop down in our yard one day and pull a snake from a bush.The snake was wrapped around a branch and could not hold on very long...

    I love your header with your cute Yorkie. We had a Yorkie that lived until she was 17 years old..they are watch dogs with their mighty bark!!

    Your granddaughter Naomi was born on my granddaughter's birthday and our Anniversary. Olivia turned two years old this year. They grow up too fast and don't stay little babies..
    Have a good day ... hugs, Baba

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  31. Great shot of the hawk! Love all the daffodils, they are so cheerful.

    ~ Tracy

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  32. Kim great pic he looks so close i had a hawk a few months ago in my bird bath i was so upset .so i read up on them i guess you are not suppose to chase them away
    i was so scard he would eat all my pretty birds but the info said they pray on sick birds i dont know mine looked pretty hungry .lol it took me a while to get all the variteys i have here because now i live in a city dwelling .when i lived in the woods it would not have upset me as much to see him .Well thanks for shareing

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  33. He's some bird and you did great getting this shot of him! And the daffodils are such a pretty spring picture!

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  34. Jemsmom is right Kim. This is so ironic. I was outside with my minischnauzer(she's 9mos) Monday when she was doing her business in the yard. The birds close by got quiet all of a sudden and then a hawk swooped down close to Scarlet. It was so close I could hear it's feathers swoop the grass! I was shocked but in awe all at the same time. We have a ton of hawks around here, I used to watch more when Scarlet was smaller(she's like 16 lbs now), so I need to be on my game again! Great pic and congrats on the new camera!

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  35. Hi Kim!

    I am so glad that you found my blog;)...I have been following you for a while and I just adore your site!

    I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Have a wonderful day!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  36. Hi Kim, I found your blog a few weeks ago! Your home is gorgeous, and that is such a great pic of the hawk and flowers! I'm sure you already are careful with your little Yorkie's, but wanted to tell you those hawks can grab one of those little babies and take off in no time. I have two larger Yorkie's but I still watch for hawks and owls when they are out because I have heard they can take off with an animal as large as 15 pounds!! Your Yorkie's are adorable by the way!!!! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful pics!
    Deb

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