Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Food Chain


It's funny how the mood changes when the upper echelon of the food chain shows up.




36 comments:

Nancy J said...

From blue to dusky pink, when the big birds arrive, yes,the small ones flee in haste.Love the bare outline of the tree branches. Cheers. Jean.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Ought oh___';)~

Linda said...

That was a big change! Guess its pretty easy to tell who is king of the mountain (or branch!). Great shots showing the changes!

Nancy Claeys said...

The hawks really broke up the party in a hurry. :)

Carole M. said...

oh yes. The noisy miners here will gang up and sqwark away endlessly until the odd one out dissapears. It's always quite amazing really, that the smaller bird can boss away the big birds. In your case though the bigguns won out

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh my.... Beautiful caputures!

Andy said...

Along with your photos I like the title of your post.

Buttons said...

Oh I love these shots Hawks are my favourite. Great title. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well look at those big feathery bullies.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Love the composition! Great shots!

Andee said...

Hey where'd every body go? Hee hee. Great shots!

Sharon M said...

haha yes, that's how it goes

Lmkazmierczak said...

Brilliant♫

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool photos...and soooo true!

bailey-road.com said...

Bye, bye, blackbirds!
That;s a great tree.

Beth said...

You captured the food change perfectly!

Amy Burzese said...

Yep. I've seen that too many times in the workplace too. Great post.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Survival of the fittest ~ Excellent photography ~ ( A Creative Harbor)

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful red-tails! but i LOVE that craggy tree! :)

Jan n Jer said...

The bare tree is perfect for the theme of these shots! Nature in action!!!

Anne Payne said...

Beautiful shots! I guess hawks don't play nice, huh?

Leenie said...

Heh heh. Those hawks really spoiled a fun party.

Mary said...

Ahwwaaa..run away.. Love the hawk pics and that tree they love. such is life in a tree.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos! Love that old tree.

A.Satubuana said...

very nice article. thank to share.. i love it.

Tanya said...

love that first shot especially! great title too!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Ha! I like how one bird is already flying away while the rest look as though they're voicing their displeasure. Cool shots!

barbara l. hale said...

Lol. The last thing one wants is a vulture hanging around and waiting for the inevitable...or in this case, a hawk. Best get on the move.

Terri Buster said...

Funny, but so true!

Candy C. said...

Great pictures and what a COOL tree! :)

Tammy said...

Ha, love it! The hawk looks like it is saying "where did everyone go?". I was a little worried of what I was going to see in this post with the title:)

Gillian Olson said...

The changing of the guard, so to speak. That tree is very photogenic too.

Debbie said...

What a great tree for birds and photos!! I sure hope they were not dinner!!!

Deb said...

love the bare branches...

Marie said...

Love it! Boy, I bet those redwings and the robin took off in a hurry when the hawks showed up! :-) Lovely shots! I've been meaning to tell you that the white wing dove's bill is indeed curved and sturdy. He is a bigger bird than the mourning dove, and the blue on his face extends from his eye down to his bill, instead of just being the blue circle you see on the mourning dove. I saw a collared dove one day in the yard also, but he was gone before I realized and could take a picture! Most of my bird pictures are backlit or too far away, but I do my best! :-) I was proud of the dove shots on top of the saguaro though. Some of my better ones. I always appreciate your kind comments about my pictures! Have an awesome weekend!

Ida said...

Poor little blackbirds...but that is life and those Hawks are awesome. One flew over our house the other day (there is one in the neighborhood) but again no camera handy.