Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Very Curious Hawk, and Some Music

Our biweekly bird walk took us to Miantonomi Park on the North End of Newport; it's a treasure trove of migratory songbirds in Spring, although this week in April is still a tad early to get much action. Still, it was a good walk, and at one point we came across this older male Red-tailed Hawk, who stayed on his branch even when we walked right under him. From his expressions, I think he was trying to figure out what we were and what we were up to.

Just for the heck of it, I thought I'd include the song playlist I have in the sidebar here in this post, too. Since I listen to a lot of Blues on other media (mostly radio), I don't have much in my personal CD collection. But I have some treasures in my collection, and I thought I'd put a few of them together as a playlist on my DivShare account. This is some of the music that gets me going!

Photos & text © 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. magnificient shots---he certainly was checking you out and you caught every move!! nice tunes too!

  2. Very obliging of him to sit still while you took photographs, definitely a fine looking specimen I'll have to come back and listen to the play list. Gotta go and bait the roof, my rats are back . . send a hawk over please!

  3. wow, wow, wow those are fantastic shots - it is as if the hawk is communicating with you!

    have a great monday!

  4. Cool, Roy! I love these photos and his facial expressions.

  5. Great pix, and that is one serious song list!

    Re the video I posted yesterday, that entire Jorma Kaukonen/David Bromberg concert is on YouTube.