Spike William is our new kitten and he was born January 30th, 2013.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

PhotoHunt Theme: Spotted

"Spotted" is the theme this week.
One morning my cats were meowing at the sliding glass door which leads out to the screened-in porch. This isn't unusual - even when it's cold they generally go out and "patrol the perimeter" before coming back to the door to come in. December 30th was cold and it had snowed the night before. Both cats went out and didn't come right back to be let in the house. I called them and Willow came in but China Cat was behind the hot tub where I couldn't see her. Finally, I went out to get her to come in but that's when I saw what had fascinated her. A large hawk was about 15 feet out on the lawn eating something for breakfast! I ran to get my camera and went back out in the porch. I rarely can get pictures taken through a screen however I was able to get some pretty good pictures of Mr. Hawk! I took the pictures at 8:00 AM and I figured that Mr. Hawk wouldn't stay around for too long. I was really surprised to see him still sitting there at noon! I guessed that he ate so much for breakfast and he felt safe sitting in the fenced yard, that he fell asleep sitting there - kind of like when we eat to much turkey on Thanksgiving! We weren't sure what he ate but when my husband went out to look he found some feathers on the ground.
Anyway, I picked Mr. Hawk for the SPOTTED Theme because you can see that he has white SPOTS all over his chest! I googled Hawk images but I can't figure out what kind of hawk he is - or if he really is a he or a she!

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jams o donnell said...

Wow now that is a visitor I would love to have a hawk visit. I think my furry masters would make a b line for indoors though! Happy weekend

A. said...

What a fantastic moment to capture. Amazing! Well spotted. :)

Carver said...

You got some great shots of the hawk and he's perfect for the theme. I don't know what kind he is either. Happy weekend.

Marites said...

isn't that awesome! he's a beauty too! great captures!

Bonggamom said...

I've never actually seen a hawk on the ground, looking at him like that you wouldn't think he was so dangerous :)

My photo hunt is up: http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2010/01/photo-hunt-spotted.html

meemsnyc said...

Oh wow, you saw an actual hawk! That is so awesome!

Bull Rhino said...

I didn't know hawks had such pretty spots on their breasts. Love the color. Certainly another interesting theme with lots of different takes. I’m glad I came and saw yours.

I took a little different angle. You can drop by and check mine here.

lady macleod said...

Great photographs! I love hawks, love watching them fly. There are many hunting birds in the Himalayas but one of my favourite is the Honey Buzzard. He flies the high wind currents and purchases up in the tallest trees looking down on the world - just majestic.

My daughter also has a two-cat household so some of your photographs and stories are familiar. Cats are such great people.

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Incredible shots!!! And what a lovely hawk. I have never seen one spotted. Great photos for the theme!

Nikita Cat said...


Now, I'm hungry!

Excuse me while I go pester Daddy for some treats!