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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

What Do You Have There Mr. Hawk~

What are you doing there, what do you see Mr. Red-Shouldered hawk?

He got something, I don't know what, but he did~

Hmmm, I don't see anything here, other than one handsome bird, oh and that thingy hanging down, that is just one of those long seed strand things that appear on some trees this time of year, not a food source, at least not for Mr. Hawk~

It appeared that he thought he had something, and maybe he did, but I still could not tell what it was~


The local newsprint, recently shared a story about a pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks that had for past 3 years nested in the same tree.  It is located at an office complex, which with lots of cars parked, and people coming and going to get any chance at a photo during weekdays, was just not going to work for me.  So...two weeks ago before heading to church, I made my way into the big city to locate nest area and try to snag a few photographs.  When I arrived and had just gotten out of my car, the male of the pair flew down to the creek that runs alongside the nest tree.  They always try to place their nest near a source of water...

Just a side note to this story...I have seen hens bathing regularly when brooding a nest and she just always seems happier after drying off and preening her wild feathers.

I appreciate the owner of this building for giving me permission to have access, for my journal sharing on here of the progress for this season.  Last Sunday, no images were taken as we had rolling thunder, lightening , hail and showers, which began just about the time I had nearly arrived after the half hour drive in...not a single image taken, but there is always tomorrow.  I can drive the 16 miles to my church area, plus another 5 miles east and then still get to church on time.  Speaking of which...

Happy Easter to those who celebrate and for those who do not Happy Weekend~


  1. I'll bet that Hawk knows what he is after, and found it. Great photos Mary

  2. I especially like the white piece of discarded plastic draped over the rock in front of him. Your shot should be an ad as to why not to litter! I think he caught a small brown trout, myself!

  3. Beautiful and intriguing shots.

    Then your header description of 'Cherish' is wonderful:)

  4. i like those shots in the creek. very neat.

  5. Those hawks seem fairly tolerant of people if they nest so close to offices Mary. It looks like they have pretty catholic tastes too and sometimes fancy something a bit fishy?I hope the weather is better next time around and I'll hum that song from My Fair Lady for you so you get there on time.

  6. Those are some wonderful shots!


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