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Happy Hump Day 

One of the things I love about Nature Photography is, whenever you go out the door, even in your own backyard, you never know what your going to discover, if you stand there long enough.  The last few years there has been a few hawks hanging out in our yard.  My husband calls the two that come all the time Thelma and Louise because that's what he used to call Ms. Margaret and her friend of 80 years. Her name was actually Thelma...He believes that Ms. Margaret watches over us because of the hawk that stayed on the landing outside her hospital room when she was dying. Hawks are suppose to be very spiritual birds.  I digress.  Happens all the time.  Long story short, today is Wednesday, commonly referred to as hump day...the photo's tell the rest of the words needed.

The hawk can soar high and reach the heavens effortlessly. As most bird totems, this power animal is often considered as a messenger who brings messages from the spirit world and the unseen.

If you have the hawk as a spirit animal, you may be inclined to play with divination tools and use your intuition to guide your steps in life. Working with the hawk totem could reinforce your ability to rely this type of guidance.

When the hawk shows up in your life, be sensitive to the messages it may carry and be receptive to your own intuition.

I love nature photography...I always have.  It's where I started on my journey and I am always amazed when I'm out there..enjoy these early days of Spring...and also, nature's mysteries.


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Reader Comments (13)

They are fascinating birds and what amazing shots, Cheryl! Wondering if they are a "couple", some hawks mate for life. Last summer we had a pair of hawks in our yard. Once the babies hatched, they screeched all day long for a couple months! Be prepared for a noisy summer. :)

April 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I think they might be a couple Susan...been hanging around for awhile...the female screeched all morning...I was glad when they left for awhile...I actually like when they make noise so I know to keep a really close eye on Gracie...fortunately we are in Maine most of the summer.

April 6, 2016 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

I see the Red Tail here all the time and I have to always be careful not to let my little Sasha out in the backyard by herself because of it. They are big and powerful birds and so pretty. Nice capture Cheryl and I so agree with Nature my favorite type of photography. Have a wonderful day.

April 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst

Those are amazing photos. Incredible captures!

April 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Thanks Liz.. It was quite different, that's for sure. Nature is natural. Not hats the only way to describe it.
Happy weekend.

April 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Amazing capture Cheryl! What a fantastic view in your own garden!

April 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterodile lm

Great shots of the hawks. I am always envious of people that can get good bird shots. They are such majestic creatures, no wonder the Native Americans have them in their work so much.

April 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I agree about being envious capturing birds in photographs...I have very few really good shots of birds, and I love watching them, even the hawk, if it's not in my back yard. We have several peregrine falcons in our neighborhood and I do like watching them when they perch on the corner light pole and sit looking out over the neighborhood. I doubt I'd like them nesting in my back yard though...much too close for comfort. Next you'll be taking pictures of the babies peeping over the nest!

April 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Kama sutra of sparrow hawks....leave it to you to catch every angle. You should lend them the silver bullet. Bravo, super series!! Happy Spring! I got my hard drive back finally.

April 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterH.S

Great thoughts and a stunning set of images!! Very well done.

April 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKarin

They are beauties, Cheryl, and yup, I think they're a couple!! :-)

April 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Gordon

Well Well WELL . . .
I LOVE associating with the spiritual side of animals, especially hawks and owls!
On our trip to and from Michigan, we saw more hawks than we could count!
And guess what . . . going out I spotted my first snowy white owl high atop a tree and actually got a quick shot with my iPhone as proof!
Didn't know about the screeching . . . don't think I'd be too enthralled with that noise!
Glad you'll miss most of it in Maine *sigh* . . . unless, of course, there is another pair in the vicinity!

April 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

Wonderful images! I will agree with the others about being envious of photographers who capture great bird shots. I don't have many at all. I could blame it on needing a better lens to get me closer...but there is probably more to it than that. :)

April 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle B

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