Saturday, January 23, 2016

Red Shouldered Hawks and "Me"

We had a wonderful hike at the Blue Run of Dunnellon Park on my birthday. 

 

It was 71 degrees and we walked for almost 2 hours and saw some amazing sights.

 

I wanted to share photos of a pair of hawks that we got to see up close. 

 

One was right in front of my hubby when he was trying to take a photo of a Cypress tree.

 

(so he gets credit for this amazing shot)

 

Oh, and I guess he gets credit for this amazing photo too! lol

One of these days, I'm going to a fancy sportswear store and get myself a hiking outfit. I found this white linen top at the thrift store for $1 and it was nice and cool for a winter hike in Florida.

 
 
I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.


What's your weather like today? I hope the snow storm isn't causing problems where you live. Just stay inside and keep warm!


42 comments:

Pat Winter said...

Happy Birthday! It is sunny but cold here in NW IN.

Jeannie Marie said...

Good morning, this fine chilly Saturday a.m. No snow here, thank goodness. What great photos! You did yourself proud. Looks like a wonderful birthday!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, gorgeous shots of the Red-shouldered Hawk. Awesome series of photos. I would think for hiking an outfit made of cool material would feel best. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Lea said...

Wonderful hawk photos!
Have a great day!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the hawk pictures, so neat to see while hiking..... Snowy and blowy here in Winnipeg, pray everyone is safe and warm through the the States.Blessings Francine.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Diane, Happy Birthday. I love those photos of the birds, trees and you!! We are in the middle of a blizzard. We are expecting 15 to 24 inches of snow! Lol. At least you are warm. Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs, Julie

Arlene Grimm said...

How fun!! Like you, I gaze at those nifty outfits in the sportswear section but I have never purchased a thing for myself. So glad you had a good birthday.

Susie said...

Diane, I loved all those pictures. Your husband got a great shot of the hawk and his love bird. :)You look so cute. Blessings to you both, xoxo,Susie

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

A belated Happy Birthday Diane
What an exciting walk this was. The photos are amazing. so in detail.
You look just dandy in your walking gear. Who can complain at 1 dollar.):-
Happy Saturday.
Val xx

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) You look cool in your outfit and it's a nice picture. Also your captures of the Red-shouldered Hawk are brilliant.:)
:)

cucki said...

Beautiful photos
Have a lovely day x

Tom said...

I don't believe that I've ever seem a Red shouldered Hawk, just Red tails around here

Diane said...

Great photos! No snow here thankfully. A blue sky as a matter-of-fact. I feel lucky about that.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

We are all snowed n here, but happy to be safe and warm. I love the photos of the birds, but the photo of you is my favorite. Happy Hiking, sweet friend. xo Laura

Terra Hangen said...

I love hawks and all birds of prey and admire your photos. The weather here reaches 60 degrees and is alternating between sun and rain, and we need and treasure the rain.

LindyLou Mac said...

Happy Birthday my blogging friend, hope you are keeping well. Calling by from Saturday Critter's meme, lovely close up of the hawks.

Pondside said...

Beautiful shots of beautiful birds!
I like your linen shirt and I don't think you could do any better in an expensive travel shop.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful photos. I love hawks!
hugs,
Linda

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous photos - what a treasure to be able to get a hawk so close. Since we are on the other side of the country we are getting a warm up while the east freezes. We're having quite a bit of rain - but not enough for any major flooding - just our regular WA winter rain. I saw a funny sign on facebook yesterday - it showed the temperatures across the country - with Florida being the only warm spot - and across the bottom it said today was "Hate Florida Day". We don't really hate you all - but we sure are jealous of your pretty weather, but wait until summer - you will be jealous of our lovely summers. Guess it all evens out. Glad you got to have such a wonderful hike. Enjoy the weekend.

Anni said...

Oh my gosh....I'd be so THRILLED with this!! Exciting AND exceptional.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a handsome hawk.

Patti said...

Beautiful photos! This is a wonderful way to spend a birthday with your husband. Oh-I have seen hiking clothes at the thrift store here. My husband has some fancy pants and a shirt for hiking up the desert mountains. He said most of the people wear regular comfy play clothes. LOL! I think you are right-on to spend $1! Have a wonderful birthday year!

Linda Kay said...

We have a wood working of a Cooper's Hawk and it is similar to this one. Good job with the pictures, Diana.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The hawk pictures are incredible ... What a great hike that was. Your hiking outfit looks fine and I'm jealous ;))! It's rainy here in Ft M, but I'll take that over what "up East" is getting.

Vee said...

Your hubby has snapped some amazing shots through the years. The two you credit him with here are wonderful. I prefer the one wearing the linen shirt for a $1!

20 North Ora said...

Thank goodness we are not in the storm area. I feel so sorry for all of those people in that storm's path. Great photos of the eagles.

Judy

Carla from The River said...

Hello Friend,
I am glad you had a great Birthday hike. :-))
I enjoyed all the photos today. Wow, I do love hawks. This was a special treat for me.
Carla

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet Diane! The hawk photos are incredible! And of course you, my dear, look ever so pretty :)

Hugs and blessings!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely hawk shots!

I have a lot of shoveling to do tomorrow...
~

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great shots Diane and glad you had such a fun hike on your birthday! Deb xo

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely captured shots of the Hawk

Anni said...

I've returned to add my thanks for sharing your link to this post to share with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely shots....thanks for sharing this....
Happy Sunday!

Marie C said...

Wow! What a great birthday gift! The photos are wonderful!

Inger said...

What great pictures of the hawks! Congrats to you both for great camera work. I too hope my blogger friends are making it through that big storm. Here in the CA mountains, the weather is cool, not cold, and it is still cloudy. We haven't seen much sun lately, which is fine with me as we always get too much of it in the summer.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Maravillosas fotos!!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Wonderful nature shots and birds are amazing!

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are great photos, Diane, and how wonderful to be able to be out in short sleeves!!! As is typical for January, we've seen some cold temps, but the east coast bloggers are the ones we're all thinking about today as they're trying to dig out from the big snow.

Gina said...

What a huge hawk! He looks so magnificent. I am looking forward to short sleeves soon. :-)

Mary Cromer said...

Oh and it is a Red-Shouldered Hawk too and how amazing these images are!!! WOW the one that is really close up is a winner shot!!! Thank you for alerting me, as I get so behind and did not want to miss anyone of my dear friends, let alone seeing these. I hope that you have a wonderful week my friend~

Debby Ray said...

Wow...you got some awesome shots of that hawk! We have one in our yard a couple of times but have never been able to get a photo...he's beautiful!

Red Rose Alley said...

The hawk is such a pretty bird, isn't it? And your husband got a good close-up of it. Happy Birthday, Diane. :)

~Sheri