Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The New Bird



Believe it or not, he's relaxing.


But anything with eyes like these never looks relaxed.



"God may fly a Peregrine, but the devil flies a Goshawk".

7 comments:

Rebecca K. O'Connor said...

I want to hear when you get that beast flying. I am SO coming to visit. Got any ducks or is everything frozen?

Steve Bodio said...

If the ditches freeze in the valley they just go down to Elephant Butte for a couple of days-- there are always a few around , even on "Lake Magdalena" (sewage lagoon (;-)).

Matt Mullenix said...

Briana says, "That hawk looks skinny and weird."

She is used to Harris hawks, bless her.

Mark Churchill said...

So glad to see you've got a new hawk. I know too many people going without this year.

Looks like a sweet little thing. (Considering, of course.)

pluvialis said...

Ooooh. He is *pretty*. SO different from a European gos. All dark and glamorous. Nice to see him with a foot up. And so fantastically nice to see a hawk in situ in your house...

Reid Farmer said...

Steve
I showed a couple of folks an 8-1/2 x 11 print of the top pic and they were very intrigued by the lamp with the animal head in the background. What's the story?

They were ornithologists and very complimentary of your gos.

You waterfowlers should come up here. There are so many Canada geese it's absurd.

Steve Bodio said...

Pluvi-- he is pretty dark even for an American-- will be interesting to see how he moults out. He took a bath today for the first time (in the sun, but 15 Fahrenheit!) and now looks better than ever.

Reid: it's an extraordinarly ugly art- nouveau cat lamp that I have had since Betsy was alive-- maybe I'll photo. It is like one of those odd things on Antiques Roadshow.