Monday, November 10, 2008

Frog Legs Anyone?

My girlfriend and I have spent the last year remodeling a house. We plan on spending the next couple of years trying to finish! But, that is another whole blog for another day. One morning Maureen had to go over early to meet with one of the many inspectors or subcontractors, I can't remember which. She was greeted with the sound of dozens and dozens of frogs having a party in the back yard. Seeing all the frogs, she grabs her camera and takes a picture to show me later. After going back inside for a few minutes she looks back out and spy's....




the hawk. A very nice Red-Shouldered Hawk.






Apparently.... he was hungry! Hard to see but she actually go a shot of him carring away his breakfast!







YAY, Breakfast!


PS
Thanks to Bird Girl for helping me correctly identify this beautiful hawk as a red-shouldered hawk and not a red-tailed hawk. Thanks Barb!



13 comments:

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Craig, you're off to a good start! Like the hawk story a lot, too!

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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and I do hope you will come again.About that cholesterol thing,I'm no doctor but I'd say birding certinly can't hurt any.I will be checking your blog. Have fun.

Tina said...

Welcome aboard, Craig! I've only been at this a little while, also..but it is fun and can (if u want it to) take up a lot of your time in a good way!! I'm not sure it will lower your choles #s but getting out and walking and taking pics will lower your stress level! Nice hawk story, did he come back for lunch? :)

Bird Girl said...

Hi Craig -

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your very nice comment!

Know what? I think your Red-tailed hawk is actually a Northern Harrier - the tail is sort of checkered - and they do have a white rump on top of the tail but in that last shot you can't tell because the wings are up. Google it and see what you think. Very cool catch!!!

Craig Glenn said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments. I feel so humbled by your pages and wonderful pictures. Thanks for you comment Bird Girl, hummm perhaps we need help with this one. I was certain it was a RT Hawk. I have never seen the N harrier. I did look it up but to my novic eye I don't see it. Other thoughts, opinions, help?

Thanks again for stopping by,
Craig Glenn

Craig Glenn said...

How about a Red-Shouldered Hawk.... They have a checkered tail and are more common in FL? Thanks for the help. Here is a link I saw explaining the diff in a red-tailed and red-shouldered hawk. http://www.americanbirdguide.com/wordpress/?p=31

thanks,
Craig

Bird Girl said...

Hey...I think you are right! I've only seen a red-shouldered hawk once and I did get to shoot it in several positions (though it was at a distance) - the reddish underneath too, is more like the red-shouldered. Here is a link to photos I have ...see what you think. Good job, Craig!

Bird Girl said...

oops - forgot the link - sorry!
http://barbi.smugmug.com/gallery/4665711_XFpdH#275600182_NoJin

Craig Glenn said...

Yep, I think we got it. Great pictues by the way. Thanks so much for helping me. hummmmm, now for the blogger education.... how do I handle my post.... add a PS showing the error in my identfication.... edit the lables??? so much to learn.... So much fun....

Craig

Bird Girl said...

You'll get it - the more you post the easier it all becomes! Have fun!

HANNIBAL said...

Fantastic grab by the hawk shot! Frogs could not be much more than a snack, but a meal is a meal! Very interesting behavior at any rate!

HANNIBAL said...

Hi Craig!

Thanks for visiting my blog and being such a friendly guy. I love this hawk snatch! The behavior shot was a great catch!

I'll be back for more!

Linda/"Mom" said...

*Uh-oh! I saw this and felt sooo sorry for poor lil' "Fred the frog" (we have tons of frogs around our pool here at night,in the desert, and they serenade us so sweetly! LOUDLY but sweetly! Grins!)~~~ My husband says it's just the way nature "works", and I DO understand that... (buuut, this is the part of nature I don't care for so much!)... "Great catch/photo", tho! Best, Linda in AZ *