okay, so we went to the hummingbird festival. We saw lots of cool stuff, but sadly I only took pictures of the awesome birds from the Pueblo Raptor Center. In my defense, I got some REALLY good images.
My favorite pair of Red Tails are back on their nest. Here is a few shots of them, and their neighbor from down the road.
My favorite pair of Hawks are back on their nest near my office. He did his usual behavior, yell at me a few times and then circle overhead to see what I was up to. I don’t think they have laid eggs yet, both were on the move at the same time.
I have been out and about for a few days and had not downloaded my CF card. Here is what I have run across over the last few days.
yes, the hawk wins. Sorry about the last image’s quality. I shot it leaning out the passenger side window, from the drivers side. No easy task with a fully extended 500mm lens. these shots show the progression of the attack. from lamp post, to where he missed it, then hit it before it got to the weeds.
Day three took us to Crested Butte, over Kebler Pass, to Maroon Bells, Aspen, over Independence Pass, and then home.
A hawk that was in the neighborhood, the dogs on the trail, a Heron, and a swallowtail in the park.
Back to mom and dad hawk today. I promise, tomorrow I’ll go see if the hummingbirds are out yet.
I am pretty sure this is the male of this breeding pair.
Herons on my way into work, Hawks at lunch. The nesting pair was very active, on and off the nest several times.