Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

Wild Bird Wednesday #45
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The life of a Red Tail is anything but easy.   This beautiful lady flew into my tree to escape the merciless harassment of the crows.  Having found a quiet spot, she sat there for over an hour ... but, alas, I had to take my dog out so she was disturbed and flew to the next tree.  The movement gave away her location and the pesky crows came back ...

This pair lives in my neighborhood.  I often see them souring overhead and hear them calling to each other.  I am sure there is a nest near by, but I don't look for it ... I want to leave them in peace to raise their young.  Every year we get at least one juvenile exploring the possibility of squirrel ... they haven't learned the hard way yet.  I am sure they are from this pair because they hang around awhile and then they are gone ... hopefully to a better place.










Don't get me wrong ... I love my little flock of smart crows.  But, sometimes I wish they were a little less bully bird :)  Have a  Wonderful WBW!

22 comments:

  1. Wow! You got some fantastic shots.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  2. Wonderful photos! Crows are awful bullies, but the are great birds!

    Happy WBW to you too!

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  3. Really wonderful in flight shots!
    I don't understand the crows. I've seen them do that too.

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  4. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Great post for the bird-theme!
    Well done!

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  6. she is beautiful. yes, the crows really go after them!

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  7. Great photos - especially the in-flight ones.

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  8. I'm jealous! I rarely see hawks and when I do, they're not in camera range. Love these shots!

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  9. Cool shots of the hawk! I love the flight captures!

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  10. I agree, what a great series of shots you got. Sad to say, I rarely ever see these birds except in photos. They are just beautiful. And yes, the crows are pesky, but they are also quite beautiful. I love your orange kitty in a box photos. Your cat is such a wonderful ham. Pogo hides his face when he see the camera come out. lol.

    Thank you for the video tip. I did try it again tonight, but it did not upload. Alas, I'll try again some other time. You have a wonderful night, hugs, Edna B.

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  11. How very beautiful. Thank you. I am often torn here - the crows, the currawongs and the magpies are intelligent and often charming. They are also bullies, thieves and murderers when they can get away with it.

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  12. Really does have a red tail! Nice pictures.

    The echidna has a very ancient connection to this part of the world - their relative were here when Australia split off from the rest of the world.

    I'm not really sure all of what we see in the bird pictures is cooperation - the cormorants, yes - but I think the egrets are just cashing in!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. What a pity that there are so many school yard bullies among the birds. Beautiful flight shots.

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  14. Wonderful photos and interesting observations.

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  15. Great shots!!
    Maybe you should these crows to a seminar about polite behavior.
    ;)~
    HUGZ

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  16. Very nice that you can see them often and they are such lovely Hawks too. I saw 2 Crows after a Red-Shouldered Hawk yesterday, as she took a break from watching over her nest~

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