Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year Greetings From Tingsgrove~

This is where my blog experience began 2 and 1/2 years ago, with the Red-shouldered Hawks of Tingsgrove.  They have been here for generations, but the pair that I have followed for many years has remained the same, though that can change at any time. 

We have Great horned Owls in the area.  We also have Red-tailed Hawks that normally do not take the slightly smaller Red-shouldered hawks, but can, if they get an opportunity. 

I have had the pleasure of getting to know this female up close and personal for several years, especially when she is brooding her eggs and raising her young.

These images were shared individually on here last season, but I wanted to share them in one more time as my Happy New Year greeting to each of you.

The snow was falling and the female had been yelling for her past season's juvie.  She finally tired of my taking photographs and flew in the direction of her mate and young one that yelled from the distance~

~ Enjoy ~





7 comments:

  1. Thank you for another year of images of your hawks and countryside and wonderful trip.
    Yes, the old year wanes and the New year looms. What will it bring I wonder? Whatever it is, we will face it with fortitude and enjoy the little blessings that nature grants us.

    Tp you and your entire family, good health, happiness and peace . . . and many, many things to be glad for.

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  2. Nice pictures, have a Happy New Year, 2012.

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  3. Great captures of the Hawks. Mary, I wish you a very happy New Year and lots of great bird sightings.

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  4. they have the most spectacular feather patterns of any hawk, i think. i am so glad to see them here as well. but your photos showcase them better than most, so thank you for sharing them!

    happy new year to you and your family, dear mary! :) blessings are waiting...

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  5. they have the most spectacular feather patterns of any hawk, i think. i am so glad to see them here as well. but your photos showcase them better than most, so thank you for sharing them!

    happy new year to you and your family, dear mary! :) blessings are waiting...

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  6. Happy New Year Mary. May your blogging and birding be fruitful and enjoyable in 2012.

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