Thursday, January 12, 2012

1/11/12 The Hawk

I'm hanging out at home, as the antibiotics fight off my sinus & throat infection. This one came with either a flu bug, or just nastier-than-normal germs. This is the longest-running fever I've had in a very long time. So, instead of riding, I thought I'd share a few pictures from last night.

We have a hawk living in the neighborhood, and occasionally, he comes to visit. He was hanging out around the round pen gate, sitting on the fence posts, and looked to be darting to the ground in hopes of pulling a field mouse out of its little house-holes.
Hi Hawk!

OoH! Hi Harley! *who came out of his stall, and was immediately startled, as he didn't know I was out by the barn. See the wrinkly eyes? I disrupted supper!*

Well, that's that.. Didn't come to see me? Came to get a drink.

Okay.. back to the pretty bird.
Harley! No, thanks! I don't want a water bath!

I started back to the house, when Hawk came even closer to the barn.

Hi Hawk ! Hi Boss!

Boss then informed me it was time for his daily scratching. After he bumped into my camera a few times, I gave up. Instead, here's what I think is one of the better Hawk pictures of the night.

4 comments:

porkpal said...

Too cool!

Mrs Mom said...

Awesome pix!!!!!!!!! That hawk is beautiful. Love the slobbery Harley shot too ;)

SunnySD said...

Lovely to see pictures - the hawk must be really used to watching you to stay so close. Really neat!

SunnySD said...

And I hope you're feeling better!