Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The Flight To Freedom
This was totally unexpected, but it shouldn't have been at all. It was a hawk! That's what you see as a dot in the picture above, but you can see a little better if you click the picture. It's not the best shot ever, but a hawk in flight is a rare thing for me. This is the first hawk I've seen out in the open for quite some time.
The hawk was rapidly flying north towards the trees you see at the left side of the picture. I had to get my pictures very quickly if I wanted them at all. Last year at this time I would have missed the opportunity all together. Now I'm good enough with the camera that I was able to at least get what you see, and I actually got more pictures than this, but they looked mostly the same.
Once I knew that the hawk was gone and never coming back I finally decided to turn and go back up the hill. I was happy that I at least got these photos. This was a big event for me! I got a rare glimpse of a hawk in flight. Seeing something as fantastic as a hawk flying free through the air creates an almost magical feeling. I should come back to this place more often.