He is so beautiful! I am waiting to identify him confirming he is a Red Tailed Hawk from our Raptor Trainer friend. He does not have a dark belly band so I am not sure.
This is as close as I could get to him with my little camera. Hubby and I were so excited that we were shaking taking the pictures. Of course the top picture is best with hubby's more sophisticated camera-ha! I am always impressed with the power and strength of their legs! After we snapped these pictures, he did swoop down on our side of the bank and went off with something in his mouth.
While we snapped the photos of him on the bank, our resident Mr. and Mrs. Mallard went very close to him with no fear whatsoever!
All in All, a beautiful way to begin our day ☺
Here is the picture of Richard with the Red Tailed Hawk that he brought to see us this last January 2011. You can go back to that post to see more. And below is the Intarsia Wood cutout of a hawk that Bill made for Richard as a gift.
Thank you so much for visiting and come again soon. If you have time, do visit the other blogs of ours, links are in the sidebar. You might like the post from yesterday on Kerrie's Home Journal and beautiful song by Bette Midler, From a Distance...