Monday, November 10, 2014

Wild Birds: Hawkeye Pierce

I bet you can tell from my title that I'm a fan of the old MASH TV show? Don't know if this guy's name is Pierce or not but he definitely has a piercing hawk eye.
Hubby and I saw him hanging out on the wires as we were turning in to the parking lot of the local Cracker Barrel Restaurant for dinner.

The hawk was on a dinner expedition of his own.
What was he so intently surveying in front of him?

See those black blurry dots? Those were the birds flying everywhere trying to get into the nearby trees out of sight. Not sure if he was successful in his mission but I can say Hubby and I had a delicious dinner that evening.

Linking to Stewart's Wild Birds.

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the bird blobs are cool! he's a beauty!

Terri said...

Maybe he was already stuffed and just watching the cooking channel on live tv! :)

Nancy said...

You captured a great look on his face in that first shot. Maybe he was hinting for your leftovers….

Lois said...

He is a beauty! I can always tell when there is a hawk lurking in my backyard because all the squirrels and birds disappear.

Nicki said...

Remember that show well - excellent series. You got some great shots here and I'm glad you all had an enjoyable dinner.

Red said...

This guy certainly hasn't found a natural spot to hang out. we usually think of birds in trees but then Leonard Coen sings about a bird on a wire,

Betsy Adams said...

Tell Mr. Hawkeye Pierce to come to my home.. We have 3-4 delicious Mourning Doves which he would ENJOY... ha ha

I did a Bird post today. Check it out.
Hugs,
Betsy

Bethany Carson said...

Very nice shots of the hawk!

Margaret Adamson said...

I thought it had started to rain!1 Love the shots of 'old Hawkeye' I loved MASH also

Ela said...

Wow ! Really wonderful shots !
Greetings

George said...

I enjoyed these photos very much. Hopefully Mr. Pierce had a dinner that was as delicious (to him) as yours and hubby's was.

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's a very handsome bird!

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful bird.

Adam Jones said...

What a smashing bird.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Dinner time for birds and birders alike! He's a handsome raptor.

And I loved that show too.

BumbleVee said...

Great little hawk too last week .... same colouration from the look of this guy.... mine was sitting a lot closer to his lunch... staring into a bush at some quivering sparrows...which by the way he did NOT get... whew.......

BumbleVee said...

I meant to say I, too had a great little hawk last week... what has happened to my brain? .. totally left out the first bit of my sentence.. or phrases..seeing as I like to use just those.

Ida said...

Great name for the bird, Pierce looks mighty intent. Loved these shots.

Marie said...

Beautiful shots! I saw four hawks today and couldn't get a picture of a single one! :-)

Mary Cromer said...

Beautiful juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk...just learning how to survive it's first year out in the wild...only 10 % make their first Winter~