Saturday, November 5, 2016

Marsh Hawk

A  L  O  H  A !
" I know a hawk 
from a handsaw.” 

That beauty is a 
Marsh Hawk,
also called a 
Northern Harrier
sunning on my fence.

" If that I could but clothe me 
in raiment like to thine, 
and strip my feet, and 
revel in the mud 
once, just once, with 
none to rebuke me 
or forbid, meseemeth 
I could forego 
the crown!"

"I was always looking 
outside myself for 
strength and confidence 
but it comes from within. 
It was there all the time." 
                        Anna Freud

"If you see Mt. Fuji, 
a hawk, and
an eggplant on 
New Year's Day, 
you will be 
forever blessed."
            Japanese Proverb

I certainly 
felt lucky!

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Thank YOU
                      Fondly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

You were hugely privileged. Such a beauty.

Rick Forrestal said...

Magnificent creature.
(Perfect quotes to accompany.)

biebkriebels said...

It seems the bird is having a fashion show, look at my skirt and my stole all in the newest colours and patterns!

Cloudia said...

Yes. YES! I am so happy to share this with each of you my friends!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beauty!! And such great shots. Wonderful!

Couture Carrie said...

Omg such amazing pics!


William Kendall said...

Such a beautiful bird!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Cloudia! Awesome photos of the Harrier Hawk. What a great visitor! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Mike said...

The last picture looks like a 'Hey, quit bothering me' picture.

Teresa said...

Better hang a picture of Mt. Fuji in your house and buy eggplant for New Year's brunch! What a gorgeous bird!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Hawk you have taken. It's feathers are colourful spread out.

RedPat said...

What a thrill, Cloudia!

Kay said...

There are many harriers that live in the area near our house. I don't think I've ever seen any quite so close...or so beautiful. Wonderful shots!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Simply amazing, Cloudia!

Linda said...

That is a fine-feathered cloak he has!

Merlesworld said...

He is one beautiful bird.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh you were lucky Cloudia, to see and capture such fantastic shots of this powerful predator was such a treat, for us also, merci beaucoup 😊

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of hawk.

Truedessa said...

I absolutely love the hawk photos, this bird is magnificent in so many ways. I am always glad when he appears. Thank for this post :)