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Found some more young Hawks

Saturday, June 09, 2012

We started off the afternoon playing with the dogs

The next door neighbor where I exercise the dogs trumpet flowers are hanging over the fence. I like these flowers. Can be invasive though.

My friend's roses

We drove over to Leona Valley to look for birds etc. I spotted a Lizard on a post. This Lizard cracked me up. It looked like Joe Cool, just hanging out.

We drove by a house that had this shrub in the front yard. I don't know what type of shrub it is, but it is pretty.

Not far from the shrub was a Scrub Jay

Down the street we spotted a Red Tail Hawk

A small bird flew over and chase the Hawk off. That is always so funny to watch.

Then another Hawk flew out of no where

Eagle Eyes spotted a Squirrel having a snack.

Brewers Blackbirds

This bird had a snack as well

We were driving back towards home, and decided to check on the young Red Tail Hawks. We only saw one.

American Kingbird showed up

A bird flew over, and landed on a wire. It is blue, so at first I thought a Bluebird, but after I took the pic I noticed it had white bars on the wings. We have never seen this bird before, nor could I find what type of bird it is. It has the same type of beak that a Finch has. it sure is pretty though

We checked on Mama Raven. She was feeding her chicks.

Ok, now for the surprise. As we were driving home I was looking around the trees to see if the Owl was still around. I spotted a bird, so DH turned around and went back to the tree. To our surprise it was two Red Tail Hawks sitting on a limb. This tree is about 5 mins from us, and we never spotted them until now. The tree is closer to the street then the other Hawk nest we have been watching. As I got out of the car to take the pictures Mama Hawk started circling calling to her babies. She is more protective then the other Mama Hawk.

This week I have been pet sitting, so not around as much. My schedule will be back to normal soon!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAFETYSUE 6/16/2012 3:20AM

    Truly great pictures, I am so glad you post them!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/12/2012 1:40AM

    Wow, you need to enter these in a contest. REALLY!!

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KLAD_COCKERS 6/11/2012 11:25AM

    I never, ever get tired of your pictures Jeanne! So many beautiful things to see!

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ASPENHUGGER 6/10/2012 4:23PM

    I've probably already told you this, but I am so jealous that you have border collies! I love that breed, but since I live in suburbia and don't have enough room for them, or any job for them to do. But one of these days ... when I make it to the country and they would have room to roam .....

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NISSANGIRL 6/10/2012 11:40AM

    emoticon Pictures thanks so much for sharing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 6/10/2012 9:02AM

    Your pictures are so beautiful. I've never paid much attention to birds other than the Decorah Eagles on the web, but now you've got me watching and almost ready to grab my camera when I see them!!! Thanks!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/10/2012 1:25AM

    emoticon Lizards to me are so cool to watch-they can be comical! Love the birds as usual! It is amazing how you all see so many at one time! I go to birding trails and don't see any! emoticon Have fun with pet sitting! I am sure your dogs are loving that!!! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/9/2012 11:23PM

    I loved all the photos but I likely would never have seen the birds if I had been there I would have been much too involved in playing with the dogs they are gorgeous.

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IRISHMUM3 6/9/2012 4:55PM

    We have a family of Western Blue Jays in our yard, now. Isn't it fun?!

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OLDERDANDRT 6/9/2012 4:24PM

    How nice to have a family of hawks so near by! Your dogs are so precious! I always love seeing them in your pics!!! I don't know what your mystery bird might be! It could be a juvenile something. Tis the season! Love seeing all you post! I don't know wjat that pretty bush is either, but it is sure unusual! At first I thought maybe olives, but then your close-up showed me otherwise, so I'm stumped!
I like the trumpet flowers, too, but won't plant b/c of their invasive nature.
Again, I thank you for the beautiful pictures!! emoticon

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CORINA-MOMOF4 6/9/2012 2:51PM

    great blog!!

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W5VEOTX 6/9/2012 2:08PM

    Super photos! Always looking for your blogs!

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VONBLACKBIRD 6/9/2012 1:38PM

    love the high voltage sign under the hawk...makes you wonder how they keep from getting shocked.

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PICKIE98 6/9/2012 1:35PM

    Our neighbor had a Border Collie and I never noticed before that yours has a pointed tongue,, the blacker collie,, I do not remember Charlie having a pointed tongue!!

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TWEETYKC00 6/9/2012 1:16PM

    Loving the pups, how can you not love them? Those birds are great, good old eagle eyes helping you out!

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TWINKIEQUEEN 6/9/2012 10:24AM

    great pics...nice story!

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EXCIRA 6/9/2012 9:18AM


Love them!

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GLORYANDME 6/9/2012 9:12AM

    As always, thanks for sharing! Love all the pics of the little critters and of course, your precious pups!

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IDLETYME 6/9/2012 8:50AM

    You had quite a variety of critters and flora on that trip! Always glad you share!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 6/9/2012 8:39AM

    A lovely nature trip as usual, I love going out with you! emoticon

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SHERREMAC 6/9/2012 7:57AM

    Nice photos!

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HELEN_BRU 6/9/2012 7:32AM

    I'll bet I haven't seen half the birds you post here - even when I lived in Calif.

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Q8PRINCESS 6/9/2012 7:10AM

    Very cool - great photos!

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JSTETSER 6/9/2012 5:32AM

    Your photos have made my morning very special!

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SUSIEPH1 6/9/2012 2:28AM

    Such lovely Photos Jeanie !
Thanks for sharing !!
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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