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Wild things: Red-tailed hawk & doves

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So Thursday I have the kids with me while I am doing my usual August drive-around (think walkabout with a car) to find dove photos.


It took a bit to find fields dry enough to draw doves, but once we found those, we found doves.

And I got some passable photos. I missed the shot of one line with dozens of doves on it. Too many eyes watching as I lifed the camera.

But I missed the truly great shot.

My daughter spotted a red-tailed hawk sitting on the diagonal wood of a telephone pole. That was cool enough in its own right. But then maybe 10 feet away were two doves.

We were all laughing.

Unfortunately, before I could get the camera on them, first the red-tail flew off, then the doves.

But we have the memory.

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This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on August 21, 2011 6:31 AM.

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