Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hawk

While looking at other birds on the memory card I spotted this one. I photographed this hawk in October, in my neighbors huge tree.
I heard it calling and had never heard it before which is what alerted me to grab the camera. It had a call that seemed very "small" to me, in comparison to its' size.
I think it is either a Sharp-shinned or a Cooper's hawk. What do you think?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mystery bird

On Sunday morning after we poured some corn-chip crumbs below the bird feeder, we spotted a flock of these birds.
These shots were taken through the window so some of the details are lacking but in this shot you can see the white spots on the chest and abdomen.
Here you can see one compared to a dove, and with the sun showing the colors of the feathers.
Anyone know what these birds might be?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hibiscus "painting"

One of many hibiscus flowers I photographed in California. 
Again I've experimented in photoshop to make it look like a painting instead of a photo.
I'm not dreaming of warmer weather or anything... :)