Bird Portraits: Raptors~

“Where the wild things are,” (tap/click to enlarge)

is where I like to be.

Bald Eagles,

imperious stare.

Haughty Harris Hawks,

with laser eyes.

Owls see light,

in the darkest night.

Falcon’s fly faster,

than wind.

Canada’s wild spaces.

Cheers to you from our finely feathered friends~

185 thoughts on “Bird Portraits: Raptors~

  1. That bald eagle is stunning. I love birds so much and these pics are great. Thank you! If I could be any bird I’d be a peregrine falcon. I remember in Jonathon Livingston Seagull how Jonathon tried flying faster by thinking of a peregrine and trying to mimic their smaller wings. β™₯.

  2. A story was told to me about a boy who went hunting with his dad. The boy now a man shared his story with me. The boy had a hunting rifle, saw a big bird in a tree staring down at him with a piercing gaze. The boy challenged the bird’s daring stare. Moments passed and the boy shot the bird. The boy who is now a man, remembers the bird’s piercing stare. From the waters from which I live, and upon the urban areas, forestries and jungles of the world, birds are heavenly, intelligent creatures that deserve love and respect.

            1. I search for the grizzlies, from a safe viewing distance of course! Of course I far prefer finding them versus the other way around! I do not like being surprised by grizzlies on a trail which is why I make a lot of noise in grizzly country and never hike alone დ

  3. These are beautiful Cindy. Are you on personal terms with all these lovely creatures, they are almost posing with these shots. Word has got out, I think they know you well πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

  4. Dear Cindy
    Congratulations, these are excellent pictures πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Greetings back to you and your feathered friends
    The Fab Four of Cley
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  6. Absolutely stunning Cindy thank you so much for sharing. The only raptor we see on a regular basis is in the spring and it is the Sparrow Hawk. We have a long wood stack on the back on the garden near to the bird feeder and the hedge that is the sparrows sanctuary. He or she blends in so brilliantly and whilst I love my garden birds this is such an amazing visitor. If I go out its head turns in my direction and gives me the ‘look’ β™₯β™₯

    1. Amazing that you spotted him before he spotted you! Whenever I catch a raptor with my lens, he is already looking into it! It is uncanny. I so appreciate your thoughtfulness Sally. Stay safe & well დ

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  9. Cindy, these are beautiful photos. I have long been fascinated by owls, and had the pleasure of living near a couple of them once. Never got as close to them as these pictures display, but enjoyed them at a distance as they went about their business.

    1. I love owls too. We have Great Horned Owls that sit on our roof nightly. I serenade with them. We also have nesting barn owls and burrowing owls nearby დ

  10. i watch a few youtube channels. One is called “Outdoor Boys” (father + sons do fun, outdoorsy things).
    Recently they were in Dutch Harbor Alaska. While walking around there were bald eagles everywhere, like crows, or vultures. I had to laugh when the host spied one sitting on a big trash bin. “Oh look, a dumpster eagle.”
    Never thought I’d hear a phrase like that.

    1. Bald eagles frequent places where people throw out food. I got great, super close-up images in Canada from eagles that visited the fish refuse site of a nearby lodge დ

  11. Stunning birds and photos, Cindy!
    I just hope climate change does not destroy this habitat. So many animals are suffering because of humans.❦

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