The Security Cam is Down – Who You Gonna Call for Backup?

Oh, the irony.

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“Man your station, Hawkeye, incoming kayak at ten o’clock.”


File this one under silly nonsense.


UPDATE: Speaking of Red Tailed Hawks, two fellow bloggers have been following an ongoing story out of Ithaca, NY, this summer. One of the fledglings at Cornell University had been injured, requiring surgery. Read more at the blogs of circuitousjourney and dearkitty1.


Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts. Looks like this building has enlisted a pair of Red Tailed Hawks to augment their roof-top security cameras. I couldn’t resist the irony and the contrasts of new-technology and Nature’s original (and best) hawk-eye tech.

Thanks to Paula for her wonderful Thursday’s Special Non-Challenge challenge.

Thanks to Cee for her Odd Ball Photo challenge.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday challenge.

Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.

A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

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Red Tail Hawk, Humor

Posted on July 3, 2014, in Birds, Cee's Odd Ball Challenge, Humor, Kayaking, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Red tailed hawk, Thursday's Special, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Fabulous photo and title. Love it. 🙂

    • Thanks, Paula. That pair of hawks have been seen perching on that cam for at least the past 9 years, but this was the first I had seen both male and female together. Glad you like it!

  2. clever 🙂

  3. Funny:). I saw two hawks the other day on an overhead lamp fixture – it was a tiny space but they both fit snuggly;)

  4. Ohh – I think you gave to call The Hawkbusters:)

  5. lol…ghost busters, oh I mean hawk busters:-)

  6. I wonder if the hawks were trying to figure out how to tap into the video feed so that they could relax and watch their TV to see if there were mice running around to catch?

  7. Delightful shot as always! You never fail to meet the challenge.

  8. lol, that´s fun. 🙂 Loved it!

  9. laurie27wsmith

    They usually wait until you’re ready to shoot then, whooshka, they’re gone. 😦

  10. Nice picture – I always like images that blend the natural and the man-made.

    Sorry for slow reply – hectic weeks!

    Cheers – Stewart M

  11. I have had an owl land on top of my trail camera housing before! It activated the camera but by the time it turned on there was nothing there but I could hear noise and see the camera moving!

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