takin' it to the streets by aikimomm

takin' it to the streets

While eating my cereal this morning I heard some terrible screeching, a bird in extreme distress. Opened the front door to check, and there on the stoop was a hawk attacking a blue bird. They flew/tumbled/fluttered to the street when they heard the door. I grabbed the Nikon and got a few interesting, but very blurry, shots before I went up close to scare off the hawk. Indeed he flew into the bushes, as did the blue guy, much to my surprise, and relief.
Wow, what a capture!
February 19th, 2011  
Oh my....what a capture. The feather detail is excellent.
February 19th, 2011  
Wow, very dramatic!
February 19th, 2011  
Yikes!
February 19th, 2011  
Wow!
February 19th, 2011  
After reading the rest of the post and finding out that the blue bird made it away I went back and took a closer look at the pic and it is truly awesome and a rare capture! It is going to be a favorite!
February 19th, 2011  
Amazing detail! Love the hawk looking straight at the camera. Great capture, indeed!
February 19th, 2011  
You saved the bluebird! That is an amazing tale and photograph! In the photo, it doesn't look like the bluebird is going to make it!
February 20th, 2011  
@myla @denisedaly @signfun @onefree1isme @indiannie_jones @cary Thanks for all your kind comments - I was glad to get the shots I did.
@ellen Thanks, Ellen. If you look closely, you'll see that the blue bird has its beak clamped onto the hawk's leg, and its claws are clamped onto the hawk's other leg; it certainly put up the good fight! As I said, I was relieved to see it fly away--I hope it found a safe place to heal, because it clearly took quite a beating.
February 20th, 2011  
Fantastic!! Just saw it on the popular page!!
February 20th, 2011  
@kerristephens Thanks, Kerri, for cluing me in!
February 20th, 2011  
Wow, amazing shot! Love that the hawk is looking right at you!
February 20th, 2011  
can't believe the blue bird survived. Wow
February 20th, 2011  
Pop page--woo hoo!!! Well deserved, this is a once in a lifetime shot--FANTASTIC catch ! ! !
February 20th, 2011  
Amazing shot aikimom! Full on action and you're getting the look from that hawk.
February 20th, 2011  
great capture...timing was perfect.
February 20th, 2011  
Congrats on making it to the PP, this is an awesome capture! and so glad the little birdie got away!!
February 20th, 2011  
Fabulous capture! Have made it a fav. Like your quick thinking in grabbing the camera; and you're certainly getting the evil eye from that hawk!
February 21st, 2011  
holy cow phoebe. i've been well and truly out of the loop to have missed this one. awesome capture!!
February 23rd, 2011  
@aikiuser @pixelchix Did you two get my email of Feb. 18 with another photo from this series?
March 1st, 2011  
@aikimomm Yup, SO cool that you got the shots!
March 1st, 2011  
@aikimomm didn't get it, but jenn is checking to see if she still has it. what an awesome sight that must have been.....
March 2nd, 2011  
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