I haven’t been to Plum Island for a few years. After all, I look over to the island every morning. Sunday morning I decided to go out there and spend $20 on an annual pass. That would inspire me to get out there more often. I had a pleasant drive and on my way back I saw a hawk kiting. So I pulled off the road to watch what was happening.
It’s onto something! And down it went.
Then it came out of the grass and the bushes.
And started to come towards me.
No, I mean IT STARTED TO COME TOWARDS ME!
Looking through the lens (and this is the full frame) I was thinking, “BROWN ALERT!”
He landed on the sign right behind my car, about 15 feet from my face. Uhm, ah, Hello!
Ah, now what do I do? I didn’t want to move but the sun was directly behind him. Well, obviously, he knows I’m here so I walked around.
I mean seriously, I need to back up and get a better angle. That’s better.
ooooOOOOOOoooh! Now I get it. He picked himself up a little snack!
Is must suck to be at the bottom of the food chain.
Check out those talons!
If you’re wondering, that is a long strand of grass that he has stuck in his shoulder. No big deal.
Be sure to check out Skywatch Friday this week.