Wild Bird Wednesday
ABC Wednesday - H is for Hawks
|Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, a windy day, February 5, 2015|
The Red-Tailed Hawk is the most common and widespread American hawk, with a range that covers all of the United States and most of Canada. We often see them perched on the power lines in the Winter.
|When the Hawk saw me, he flew farther away from me to this bush at the edge of a field.|
When it flew I could see the reddish-brown tail feathers that give it its name.
Small rodents are the Red-Tailed Hawk's main source of food. They watch the ground intently, ready to pounce on the smallest movement in the grass.
Its reddish-brown tail feathers are more noticeable in flight, but you can see the edges here.
Outdoor Wednesday and Water World Wednesday
|March 2, 2015, Shiloh, Tennessee, USA|
Monday was a cloudy day with intermittent rain - not a promising day for photography, but I always take my camera with me. This Winter it seems that everywhere I look I find another Great Blue Heron.
|Caught a fish!|
I was surprised that this small pond had such a large fish in it.
|Swallowed it whole!|
You can see the bulge in its throat as the fish goes down. Amazing!
Have a beautiful day!
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