Monday, September 6, 2010

Wild Life in the Desert

One of the things I do love about where we live is the wildlife.

I love the tarantulas. See my latest pics HERE. So Cute!!

I love seeing the coyotes and bobcats - no pictures to share as they are too quick for me.

The rattlesnakes scare me to death - no pictures, I'm too busy screaming. Although here are some pics of another snake HERE

I adore all the wild bunnies - see HERE

But one of most majestic of the desert wildlife are the hawks. A couple days ago, I was sitting in my little office, which looks out onto the front of our house. We have a few very big old mesquite trees. And a wonderful visitor came to hang out for a while. I took a LOT of pictures, hope you enjoy them. He (she?) never took his eyes off of me. I think he was trying to decide if I was too big to eat. I talked softly to him the whole time, and he just sat there. I walked away before he flew away.

He's probably about 2 feet tall.

I think he is a Harris Hawk, perhaps a juvenile (due to his spotted breast).



The Sitting Tree said...

Thanks so much for sharing! The hawk photos are beautiful~

Mare said...

Awesome! What a beautiful bird!

FairiesNest said...

Very Cool! You got some amazing photos!
We have a Cooper's Hawk that lives in our downtown neighborhood. I think he's after the chickens since many of my neighbors have coops...yep downtown-middle of the city, chickens and hawks, weird!

alexkeller said...

so jealous that you got some photos!!! they're gorgeous

earthboysblog said...

You have tarantulas to? My favorite creepie crawly pets. Fortunately we don't have too many dangerous snakes in Dominican Republic,, none that I know of. Beautiful photos. We've seen many hawks during our travels.. we are now heading to California.

germandolls said...

I am glad to hear that you get to enjoy so much wildlife. I always wondered how people put up with living in such heat...Is see the perks now! Great photos!

abbie said...

Those pictures are amazing. So beautiful.