Friday, October 9, 2015

This Post is for the Birds!


There are farm fields around where we live and often there are large hawks hunting for mice

One day we saw one on the neighbors power pole


Can you see him sitting on top?


Mom used the zoom on her camera to get closer



What a handsome fellow


OOHHH! He is looking right at us!



He let out a loud screech


Then took flight!


We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel


37 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

he was a handsome fella

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my word your mum did great in 'shooting' that fella!!! What a handsome bird. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Julie said...

WOW, he is a big fella and he does haf a VERY sharp pointy beak...you keep well clear of him! (butts, isn't he beautiful, looks very regal perched there)
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mark Muller said...

Oh he looked like a king on this throne... what wonderful berds they are... it's great that your mom snapped that beautiful moment with her cam :o)

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Can you send the hawk to our house, we still seem to have some mice and our peeps could use some help!

MilitaryPugWife said...

So majestic!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Now that's a bird!
Lily & Edward

Sully said...

OMD don't let him catch one of you pugs!

Aroo to you,
Sully

Casey said...

I bet he thought you were paparazzi! He probably gets hounded ALL the time.

Casey said...

I bet he thought you were paparazzi! He probably gets hounded ALL the time.

Team Beaglebratz said...

That iza majestik bird - love the close-up. Just watch out that he duzn't mistake 1 of u pugz fer an overgrown tree rat.
Lord Shiloh'n Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

M. K. Clinton said...

We have a lot of hawks in our area. One built a nest in the woods by our house and had two babies. We were able to watch them learn to fly. It was amazing. They are so fierce looking, but we love them.

Madi and Mom said...

OHHHHHH what a great zoomie your mom did. That is an excellent close up. AND I think he is quite the poser too. Hawks and Eagles are so majestic but You know what mom thinks is funny about them is their puny screech. She always laughs when she hear it she thinks it should be much stronger and scary
Hugs madi your bfff

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

He's beautiful, but we hope he wasn't looking for some little pugs for dinner.

Sarge said...

Wow, what a regal and handsome birdie! I bet the mice and munks run for cover. BOL Great job getting the pix and the flying shot too. :)
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

LBJ said...

What a awesome looking bird! At Mom's old house she had a goose nest in her front flowerbed by the decorate pond. The bird's mate wouldn't let ANYone up the sidewalk to the front door and used to scare Mom flapping their wings at her she she had to fetch the mail. One day, the mama goose was away from the nest for just a moment to eat and Daddy goose had walked around the corner of the house for some reason. Through the glass door Mom saw a hawk land near the nest and start moving towards it. Mom FLEW though the door screaming and chasing that hawk so it wouldn't eat the eggs as Mama and Papa Goose came flying back around the corner of the house. After that day, they never honked or flapped their wings at Mom as they seemed to realize she was protecting their nest. She was sad when she sold the house and no longer got to see them every year.
Abby Lab

Murphy said...

It was nice that he posed for a close up! On our run today we saw lots of geese.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! How beautiful!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Always makes us wonder why theu like to hang out on power lines. Handsome birdie and great close up :-) Golden Woofs

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have some hawks around here too, and some glen eagles. We worry about all our neighbors who have small dogs. Be careful out there. He is very handsome but still be careful.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Whitley Westie said...

Great pic! We got tons of hawks round here.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We are not fans of those things. They can carry little dogs like us away. If you can keep them in your neighborhood I would appreciate it. Thank you

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We are not fans of those things. They can carry little dogs like us away. If you can keep them in your neighborhood I would appreciate it. Thank you

KB Bear said...

What a beauty!!!! Raptors are doing so well these days - it's really a victory for all of us!!!

Ruby said...

OMD, they are soooooo beautifuls!!!! We had one last week that was getting harassed by two frickin' crows!!! I hates crows. Luckily, I thinks the hawk won! BOL
FABulous shot!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh, that is a giant bird! And what a beautiful photo you captured!
love
tweedles

Chef Sasha said...

Wow super cool pictures!!

Ziggy Out!!

sprinkles said...

That's very cool!

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow!! That must have been sooooo cool!!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Sketching with Dogs said...

Great photos!
We have a hawk living in our neighbourhood too, I have to keep an eye on our two little ones.
Thanks so much for your bid for Chico's auction.
Lynne x

sprinkles said...

Thank you so much for your bid on Lynne's auction. I really do appreciate it so so much!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Super cool photos! We would probably bark at that hawk. When ever we see crows we sort of go berzerk with barking. BOL. Good to see you again.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Pug Slope said...

Eep! You all better start eating more so you get nice and fat so he can't swoop down and grab you! See, perfect reason for having a few extra snacks each day! :)

-Love,
Sid.

Jackie Bouchard said...

I love Hawks! Great photo with the zoom! We have one that hangs out in the canyon behind our house. Love to watch him soar!

K9friend said...

Wow, he is really beautiful. Your camera takes fantastic pictures!

Pat
Critter Alley

K9friend said...

Wow, he is really beautiful. Your camera takes fantastic pictures!

Pat
Critter Alley

Wyatt said...

They really are wonderful birds and they can eat all the mice they like!!

Wyatt