Five Shots: The Hawk I just had a visitor. He sat perched on my balcony ledge in AZ. Is he a Cooper Hawk? Not a bald eagle, I don’t believe. What kind of hawk is he? What a treat this morning. Any ideas? Share this:TwitterMoreEmailFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 12 thoughts on “Five Shots: The Hawk” Add yours Those shots are pretty cool. How did you get both in front and behind him without scaring it off? And, sadly, never been a birder. No idea. Reply Shoot. Well, maybe it’s a falcon. I don’t know, either. He was a welcome visitor, that’s for sure. He was facing the house and I was behind the blinds and created a peep hole for myself. I had to hurry, for he did not stay long. Reply Oh wow, I’ve never even seen it up close, nice shot Cindy! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend and not freezing your behind off like me, ahah. Reply Not like the MN or IL, that’s for sure. It’s 20s at night and 60 during the day. Sunshine and no snow. Keep covered 🙂 Reply Is that where you live Cindy? It looks amazing! And those are fantastic photos Reply Yes and thank you! I was lucky he stood there and posed for me. 🙂 Reply Beautiful photographs, you must have had very steady hands to make the most of that opportunity. Sadly I’ve no idea what kind of hawk it is. In silhouette it reminds me of The Maltese Falcon, although most things in life tend to remind me of movies. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Reply Ha! Someone else suggested a falcon. HHmmm. Tis a mystery. Thanks, Paul. Reply Hi, Cindy: Absolutely superb photos! I’m leaning more toward Ptarmigan (Falcon) with its hooked upper beak. Search some Bird Watching sites and re post with the photos attached. I’m sure you’d get a more confident answer quickly! Reply 🙂 That’s three friends now that say falcon. I like the idea of a real Maltese Falcon on my ledge…. Reply Cindy, wonderful pictures. I just finished a riveting (yes riveting) book about the peregrine falcon: http://www.amazon.com/Peregrine-York-Review-Books-Classics/dp/1590171330/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385425012&sr=8-1&keywords=the+peregrine I think you would like it. Reply By golly you are right, Malcolm! The verdict of “those in the know” think I had a falcon for a visitor. I will definitely check out your book. Thanks 🙂 Reply I ♥ comments. Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.