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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Quotography - Hawk's Feather


"Not everyone likes to look at what they call 'little birds'. They want to look at something big. They like to watch the hawks."
 Margi Huber

This quote must be true.  Or, at least I was thrilled to find this feather in the park when walking Chet recently.  Last fall two hawks stayed in a tree in my suburban back yard long enough for me to get a photo.  Better than any cardinal or even hummingbird! (I think this may be a red-tailed hawk feather.  What do you think?)

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9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it could be hawk. but could also be owl. looks a lot like some owl feathers i've picked up. :)

Jan n Jer said...

It does look like it has a redish tint to it! Nice find and shot Faye!

Living Life said...

Very nice find! It surely does look like a hawk feather. Would make a nice book mark!

Brian King said...

No idea what kind of bird it belongs to, but it's a beautiful feather!

Linda said...

Whatever the feather, I love it! I am also likely to pick up feathers...they are just so interesting!

Marie said...

It's a beautiful feather!

TexWisGirl said...

based on the feather i picked up today under a favorite red-shouldered hawk perching area, i'd say maybe that's it. :)

Madge Bloom said...

I lay my bet on a Red Tail Hawk... lovely shot!

kaye said...

that quote makes you think. As for me I like to look at both large birds and small birds. I think their behaviour is fascinating. kaye—the road goes ever ever on