it's baaaack!!! by summerfield

it's baaaack!!!

two or three years ago, a hawk landed on my balcony. in my surprise, i just stared at it whilst it tried to compose itself i suppose. it was having a hard time with one of its wings for a few seconds. when i realized that i should be taking a photo of it instead of staring at it with my mouth open, i grabbed my purse but as i retrieved my camera, the darn hawk flew away. and since then, whenever i would see a hawk flying around, i would ready my camera but it never got anywhere near my building.

this afternoon, i was preparing for a conference call with a client, when i saw the pigeons flying all over the place but there was one that looked out of place, much bigger and i could almost feel the "swoosh" as it flew by my balcony. i grabbed the camera and went out to check out if my hunch was right, and it was. the hawk glided right in front of me rather gracefully even though the wind was quite strong. then it landed one floor up and two balconies over and it perched there for quite a long time. you can see how strong the wind is in that ruffling breast feather.

i believe it was a broad-winged hawk, which was later confirmed by someone at the office who is a "bird" enthusiast. i have a shot of it looking at me with one of its feet out like it was waving at me but it was a tad blurry. plus this shot gives me a half-half entry for today, no matter that the wall is less than half.

you can bet i was at least 20 minutes late for my conference call. 😜
great catch fav
May 3rd, 2021  
Well done, great shot!
May 4th, 2021  
Wow - a must fav for me!
May 4th, 2021  
Great shot!
May 4th, 2021  
FAV Wow! I can’t think of a better reason to be 20 minutes late for a conference call! This is a fantastic photo of this hawk and even better that it is a half-and-half!
May 4th, 2021  
my goodness, you nailed out!
May 4th, 2021  
Very nice crisp shot. Love that you can see this wildlife while in the city.
May 4th, 2021  
Wow that is amazing fav
May 4th, 2021  
Awesome capture and fabulous half and half.
May 4th, 2021  
Great!
May 4th, 2021  
That is amazing and perfect for your half half!
May 4th, 2021  
How wonderful - and what a great image!
May 4th, 2021  
Great shot, a very regal looking fellow.

You could always crop some off the right if you want to make it a perfect half - half
May 4th, 2021  
You got your priorities right!! Fabuloso!!
May 4th, 2021  
what a beauty
May 4th, 2021  
Great capture.
May 4th, 2021  
I'm pretty sure I would have missed my conference call entirely. What a sight!!
May 4th, 2021  
Great focus on the details of its eyes and feathers.
May 4th, 2021  
It was worth being late for your conference call to get this fab shot Vikki.
May 4th, 2021  
Very cool. Great capture
May 4th, 2021  
❤️❤️❤️
May 4th, 2021  
I'm trying to imagine you taking this awesome shot one floor down and two balconies over. excellent capture
May 5th, 2021  
Wow
May 5th, 2021  
Fabulous capture, super details. How kind of him to pose for you.
May 6th, 2021  
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