Thursday, March 19, 2015

Serendipity Hawk Sighting



Isn't he magnificent!!! This was the photo that in my last post I promised to share. Let me tell you how it happened. As I mentioned in my last post, I was driving around Monday morning looking for something interesting to photograph. I was in Scituate driving along the driftway when bins began sliding out of the back of a pickup truck ahead of me and bouncing onto the roadway.  I honked my horn to alert the driver, but he kept going and I was able to swerve around them.  I followed the truck until the driver eventually pulled into a spot at the pier. I hopped out and told him what had happened about two miles back. He thanked me and went back to retrieve his bins. I continued on to the lighthouse in hopes that a puddle in the parking lot might might provide an interesting reflection. No such luck . . . 

I continued on the road from Scituate to Cohasset and out of the corner of my eye, I spotted this red tailed hawk.  There was no traffic, so I backed up and shot the two photos while leaning across the seat and shooting out the passenger side window. 




After a few minutes I slipped out of the driver's seat and keeping the car between us, I shot the photo at the top of the page and the one below.


Be sure to click on the very top photo to get a larger, detailed view. I was beyond thrilled to have captured that image.

Tomorrow is the first day of spring!!!

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