Yep, another hawk. I photographed this guy for two reasons. One, he was preening, and I’ve never seen a hawk do that (not saying it’s rare or anything; I’ve just never seen one preening).
Plus the wind was doing a number on its feathers.
At times he looked positively like a stuffed bird that had seen better days.
I thought for sure he had seen something, and I was giddy with anticipation because it looked like he was going to drop right in front of me. But no . . . he swooped, and went back to the same pole, but a different perch.
Yes, that’s a little blurry. Yeah, I’m none too pleased myself.
It did look as if the new perch had less wind-related issues, but he managed one last ruffle before settling in.
Just this year I have noticed many hawk pull one leg up under their feathers. Then again, it could be the same hawk at different locations and time. Then, rather than a new hawk trend, it’s just the peculiarity of one hawk.
This could be the same hawk that gave me all that trouble (and a number of nice photos) earlier this year. It certainly does look like him, but I am not an expert in identifying specific hawks . . . they all look alike to me.
By the way, I do like those isolators. I suppose I have the hawk to thank for at least this interesting picture. I mean, I see these things every day, but looking at them through the lens gives them a different perspective.
Anyway, that was my late September hawk. There are a few more picture in the gallery, and you can get to them by clicking on any of the pictures in this post. Well, any except the ones that follow . . . those go to a different gallery.
Edited to Add: I originally identified this as a Wolf Spider, but it lacks the Union Jack-like pattern on the back. It is likely a Funnel-web Spider.
A gallery about spider. This was another Funnel-web (not wolf) spider I caught and carried outside, this time in my office at work. Rather, the hallways of my office at work.
This gallery has a few pictures or a prior wolf spider I had rescued. Pictures of this one happen to show a fair amount of detail, so I figure I would share them. These don’t merit an individual gallery, so I am adding them to the prior existing gallery.
Here is another view of the fellow.
Of course I don’t only see these guys inside the home or office. Occasionally I see them outside . . . the office window. This one was just outside the front door of the office. I watched for nearly three weeks hoping to see babies. Alas, they never came . . . the spider eventually was gone, and the web/nest remained intact.
Coincidentally this little fellow was just a couple of window sills over. This looks to be a baby Funnel-web (not Wolf) Spider.
This little guy could not have been much more than 3 or four millimeters long. A very tiny spec, only visible because of the black background. Hope he made it.
Again, to see more detailed pictures, click on any of the photos.