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Hawks and Butterflies

Just down the road from us, we have the World Birding Center.  We also have the National American Butterfly Association, so there are excellent opportunities for both bird and butterfly pictures.

Yesterday, we went for a walk in the Birding center.  We were surprised that there were no birds — none at all — in our favorite viewing spot. It soon became obvious why… a Coopers Hawk was sitting high in a tree, looking for a snack.  I got some good pictures of the hawk, before he dove into some brush, and with a lot of squawking and screaming, apparently got himself a meal.  Too bad I couldn’t get any pictures of that!

And today we made a visit to the Butterfly Center.  We didn’t go inside, just took a look around the outside.  Even though this is not the season for butterflies, I got a few pictures.

Sitting pretty and looking for dinner.

Looking pretty fierce!

  1. sis
    January 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    beautiful pictures


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