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Here By Glimpses Known

 
A glimpse from Mount Benara. I spotted this hawk at the beginning of our hike. He paid us no mind as he was in the middle of tracking prey. He swooped into the leaf litter on the other side of the path just after I took this shot, but he came up empty-clawed. I sent our guidebook off in the shipping container and can't remember the exact name of this fellow off the top of my head. If my google-foo has not failed me, I believe it is a Frances' goshawk (or sparrowhawk).

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queenoftheskies
Jul. 8th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, he's beautiful!
mnfaure
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
*nods* I was so thrilled that he was utterly captivated with tracking his prey. I just wish I had been a split-second faster to get him in flight when he swooped off the branch...
jongibbs
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Great pic :) The eyes are so sharp!
mnfaure
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
For once I didn't mess up the focus. :D That's one of my biggest bugabears.
jongibbs
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Why do you suppose it was standing on one leg?
mnfaure
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
My cats do that, too, when they are getting ready to pounce on something.
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