Posts Tagged: Wildlife

Red-tailed Hawk Spa Day

Talk about scenes that take your breath away. This Red-tailed Hawk enjoying a steamy, sunlit rooftop was why I became a photographer. Seeing a stunning moment, capturing it on camera, and sharing it with others is so satisfying.

As the hawk images were hands down my favorite shots of the year, I knew immediately the image to submit to the Flickr’s Your Best Shot 2021. It had already won my heart, but I was thrilled to have it featured on the “Explore” page on January 1st. A wonderful start to the year! “Hawk Spa” was also one of only 20 photographs selected for “Honorable Mention.” It feels amazing to see my work in such a gorgeous gallery.

Prints of “Hawk Spa” and one other of this fancy lady gazing at her feathers like Cinderella before the ball are available on Etsy.

Red-tailed hawk enjoys the steam and morning sunlight on a rooftop in Oregon.

Winter in Oregon’s Birdland

February finally brought the freeze to my Willamette Valley home in Oregon. Most of us would rather travel to enjoy the snow on Mt. Hood with skis or snowboards rather than pick up the pieces of broken trees and power lines in our neighborhoods. Still, it is pretty amazing experience to hear the silence and see our backyards in a completely different way.

Birds steal the show for me when the snow falls. They bring the color, they puff up to twice their size, and dazzle me with their music and resilience to the cold. These are not fair weather feathered friends.

You can find this Thrush and more of my Winter in Birdland images available in print on Etsy. Prints are 10% off for a limited time.

Orange Thrush in winter