Saturday, November 18, 2017

“Hiking in the Mts of NC” Fletcher Park

It was a cool and windy afternoon but the sun was out bright so we took a brisk walk! (hike #42)

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Right when we got to Caney Creek a Hawk flew in front of us and landed in the tree along the path.

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We’re pretty sure he is a Red Tailed Hawk but if you think otherwise, let me know.

He was a little smaller than the ones we’ve seen lately in Florida so at first we thought he something different.

I got good photos of his back, breast and head though.

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I think he’s looking at me here! lol

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We also saw a big fat robin and other song birds on the trails.

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We noticed that we were walking at a little faster pace with the temps in the 50s and a 20 mph wind. It felt great though!

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I’ve lived in this area for many years and it’s always like coming home. I love it!

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Fletcher Park still had it’s tribute for the Veterans out so that was nice to see too!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

33 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your Hawk is beautiful. Great photos. The park has a nice tribute for the veterans. I am sure you are enjoying the walks in the cooler weather.
Looks like a nice park and trail. Thank you so much for linking up and for your nice comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely shots of our feathered friends.

Arlene Grimm said...

Hawks seem to be abundant this year. we have seen three that hang out together at Grimmwood. I love to hear them "call" to each other.

Latane Barton said...

Wow, that hawk is giving you the evil eye! But, how fortunate to get such closeups of him/her. It's got to be thrilling.

Linda said...

Walking in the 50 degree weather sounds perfect! It was in the 80’s here yesterday!
Just as we were leaving the ranch Thursday, a hawk was sitting on the gate as we drove up to it. Which I could have got a photo of him.
I so admire you and your walks. I need to get back to my Tai Chi and walking! I used to be so faithful!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Great pictures of the hawk. Fletcher Park is a nice place to walk, because it is flat and not mountainous, like Dupont.

Lea said...

Great photos!
Have a wonderful week-end!

Susie said...

Diane, I love that brisk hike. Wow, what a fat robin. Hope the hawk wasn't near it. :) You are getting some awesome bird pictures. You could make some nice cards. Love the vet's memorial tribute there. Hugs to you for loving to venture back home. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie
p.s. did I ever tell you, I envy your good feet. LOL

Betty said...

I love birds and that looks like a very nice place to take a hike.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Lovely photos of the hawk and robin! What a pretty place to take a walk!
I love to see all the flags displayed in public places like this!
Wishing you a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

We've had quite a few Hawks around, but I feel protected. Your trip looks wonderful and I'm sure you enjoyed some brisk weather, XOXO

Betty Crow said...

I love hawks! I'm always following them along back roads in the hopes they will land close enough for a decent shot. Lucky you!

happyone said...

Great shots of the hawk, especially the one looking down at you.
Looks like a great place to walk. 50 degrees is great walking weather!!

A Colorful World said...

Fantastic hawk shots! Love the one of him looking right at the camera! Beautiful pathway through the woods....and a nice shot of the Veterans Day flags. Love your header too by the way!

Christine said...

Wonderful photos of the Hawk Diane!
Fletcher Park is a beautiful place to hike!
Enjoy your weekend!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Sounds like a perfect day for a hike!

Angie said...

Diane - the hawk is dazzling; I can't get over the feather patterns and his bright eyes! I love the area around Asheville - the way the mountains overlap each other makes for great shots. Can't wait to see more from your trip!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diane, your photos are wonderful of that beautiful hawk. He looks like a red tailed hawk to me. Maybe he's a youngster as my elderly neighbor used to say about smaller animals. Your hike looks wonderful and the temps perfect. ♥

Anonymous said...

Diane, what a lovely hike! That hawk is looking at you like you're lunch!

Terri D said...

What a great place to live and be able to hike in such a beautiful park. I always love your photos and that hawk is such a handsome fella!

handmade by amalia said...

I miss the birds. Ours all seem to have flown away already and it is not even cold.
Amalia
xo

Karen Ann said...

We have lots of hawks here too - I have to worry about the chickens because of them and only let them free-range nowadays when we're out working in the yard or farm.

Cherdecor said...

I love the pictures of your hawk. I remember the first picture I took of a hawk that was in my backyard. He was so big and I was so excited that my camera shook. You would have thought I had found a wild animal or something. There is something about nature that excites me and makes me happy.

It certainly is much cooler here today. (32) and we got 3 inches of rain last night and now have a boil advisory for three days. UGH!

Well, I better get that turkey out of the freezer and let the Thanksgiving preparations begin! Enjoy your time in NC.

Debbie said...

oh how exciting, awesome captures of the hawk!!! i love seeing all the flags, for our special and heroic veterans!!!

It's me said...

Happy sunday.....love Ria x ❤️

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

It's the wind that makes it seem colder although 50s will feel great around here in another couple of months. Love your hawk pictures, it does look as though he's looking right at you!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I am finding I have no ambition today & I should be out birding. Instead I tought I'd go out in search of those fine feathered beauties with YOU! Thanks for letting me and all at I'd Rather B Birdin' tag along.

Phil Slade said...

Great shots of the hawk Diane. I'm not so hot on North American hawks. Three degrees here today. Not the girls group of old, the temperature!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Looks like a wonderful place to hike. Great photos of a fine feathered friend. xo Laura

Red Rose Alley said...

That Hawk is sure a nice looking fellow. The Robin is my beloved bird. He doesn't scare easily like the others and lets me take his picture. He's a peaceful bird, and so special. Your hikes always end up meeting some unique critter in the woods. : )

love, ~Sheri

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
Your photos are amazing. I just love the one of him looking at you.
Carla

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que fotografías tan bonitas!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow!
Love your hawk photo's.

All the best Jan