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 9, 2011

When Pigeons Fly~

When the Pigeons fly, you know that something must be on the hunt, or at least many of the times and in this case, they were.

Twenty - thirty feet to the far right and the sky light changed, as well as the appearance of the same Red-shouldered hawk, perched and hunting for rodents over a nearby field~

Letting go of a tiny bird feather, was all that remained after this Cooper's Hawk had dined ~

Yep, the second image in the middle of collage above...that would be raptor poop~

It seemed to be giving me a glare as it flew toward my car window~

 * Some may have noticed if you look closely at any of my images lately...many have a tiny, single red and green dot.  You can see these pretty vividly on these images...example the image above...the wing to your right has them on it.  
I was told the other day, that I may have a stuck, or dead pixel...  I just looked on line and there are different tests to check and hopefully correct this, and I shall see what happens in coming days~


  1. the red-shoulder is always so beautiful. love how he's looking at you. also love that lift-off from the highline pole - such great feather spread!

  2. You do seem to be having a few PC or camera problems Mary but I must admit I can't see the coloured spots before my eyes, just all those hawks.

  3. Beautiful shots, Mary! I love that little feather as evidence of a good meal.

  4. Fantastic pictures!! I'm overwhelmed! =)

  5. Great flight shots :)


  6. Gorgeous shots of the birds! Have a great day!

  7. Wonderful series. And great captures!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my place and taking the time to comment;o)

    Happy week****

  8. These are amazing. Love the photo of birds in flight, great composition!


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