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Friday, December 10, 2021

Nature and Feline Friday

 Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus

On Thursday December 2nd we took a wonder trek up and down the trails that surround the NC Museum of Art. Just as we were coming to the top of a very long hill I spotted something red in a tree. 

It was a balloon in the shape of #2.  I'm guess an escapee from a 2 year old bday party.  Then just to the left, I noticed a rather large vertical white object.  

As we walked toward the tree, I saw the bird's head move.
Oh.  I put the zoom on my camera and snapped away hoping I was catching
a beautiful critter of nature.

I knew it was a hawk by the shape of the head.  When loaded the photos on my computer I was truly amazed at how good the photos from my 10+year old Nikon caught the grand raptor.

I asked Gigi Google for a photo of a hawk with a white chest.  At first, I thought it 
was a broad tail hawk; however, they don't have feathery legs.. next guess was a red tail hawk.  To be sure I sent the photo to Hootin' Anni my avian expert.

She confirmed it was a red tail hawk
She also added that it was an adult.  Juveniles do not have feathers on their legs.
Remember when you are out and about keep your eyes open 

Pickles Cartoon featuring

Muffin the Feline

December 2, 2021  by B. Crane

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Angel Madi
also thought the same thing. We became accustomed to her look of disapproval and at the same time very thankful she forgave our huMANness.
Having thumbs was our saving grace.


  1. what a funny decoration, at least it is a decoration LOL... the hawk is beautiful... what a fab moment you caught with your cam!!!

  2. Super photos of the red tail hawk. Although we are wondering where is his red tail??

  3. What a great catch! Oh, he is beautiful.

    Love your last line, but that could just be me (wink wink)


  4. Hari OM
    Woohoo - well done that woman! What fab fotos of the hawk... and trust you to find something red &*> YAM xx

  5. What a nice photo of the hawk. Love that cartoon as that is how cats do think.

  6. Gorgeous hawk! Hahahaha... the Muffy cartoon!!!

  7. So exciting to capture such wonderful birds in nature photos, you did well!

  8. The hawk is watching you like a hawk, Miss Cecilia!

  9. hahaha, our thumbs are the only reason they love us sometimes. Good capture on the hawk.

  10. Annie always knows and this one is a beauty. love the Madi memories and the cartoon... still giggling over forgiving of the humanness..

  11. Love the hawk. We had a sparrow hawk on our fence this week. I was taking out the garbage and he just sat there and looked at me. Beautiful hawk.

    Love the funny. I'm sure that's just what cats think of us.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  12. That hawk is beautiful! The cartoon was a fun one too.

  13. That's a great shot of the hawk! We're always looking around for critters and birds. With the birds it's also good to keep your ears open. I often hear the birds before I see them. That comic is cracking us up, too. Dogs don't have that same attitude as cats but we also don't like to give up a cushy spot either.

  14. cod don't let on to mackerull or dai$y I said this; nice capture, he is a handsome boy :) ♥♥

  15. Nice shot even though I despise them because they eat song birds. XO

  16. Great photo!!! He is stunning!!!

    Pickles is one of Mom's favorite cartoons.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  17. I LOVE the header! And your Red Tail Hawk Shots are fabulishious! WoW! And the cartoon is priceless! I am sure that Kozmo is thinking exactly what Muffin is thinking as he sits beside me and helping me comment! We hope you have a marvellously Happy Day!

  18. Are you sure it isn't a Coopers Hawk? The tail isn't very red. Anyhow- it is a gorgeous hawk! Thanks for sharing the photo with us! Have a lovely weekend!

  19. Awesome header for the holidays and fantastic photo of the hawk! ~ Fun cartoon ~ Xo

    Happy Weekend to you, Hugs to Madi ~ Xo

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  20. What a handsome Red Tailed Hawk!!! Great capture C!

  21. We love hawks here at my house. One of my human brothers in the next town is such a fancier he has some outstanding photos of them. Yours is too. SO glad you had the Nikon handy~ I thought Coopers Hawk..but who ever it is...beautiful. Know how my mom spots them from farther away? The always sit with their shoulders straight up and out and in a military-like posture. What a capture you got there! Gorgeous!

  22. Beautiful photos of the hawk. I was unsure about it being a red tailed hawk, so right clicked to search on google and it came up as a Coopers Hawk.

  23. Dad says he saw one of those on a fence post the other morning right up the driveway. That cartoon is a hoot!


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