Animals / Birds / Clouds / Hawks Soaring April 29, 2023 Timothy Price35 Comments A Cooper’s Hawk soaring high in the sky this morning. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Glad I wasn’t a mouse in the area. Great photos.
I don’t often see them circling like that. They are usually flying in a straight line from one tree to another. Thanks, Brad.
Beautiful how the warm air and rising current lift these birds to soar.
Playing with the thermals is fun, I can know it as former paraglider 😉
What fun. I did hang gliding with a friend’s hang glider when I was a teenager. Thanks, Rudi.
Realy ?? Wauw, hanggliding is quite different form paragliding. Higher speeds, longer distances and a much beter angle of glide.
I rarely see hang gliders these days. They use to jump off they top of the Sandias and they could ride the thermals for hours. It was dangerous and a few people were killed when they got caught in a downdraft that slammed them into the mountains. One guy got sucked up in a thunderhead. When the thunderhead let him go, his glider landed with him still holding on. He was frozen stiff. He probably got pulled up to 30 or 40 thousand feet (9 to 12 thousand meters) in that cloud and he died from not having enough oxygen and freezing conditions.
Hang gliding, as well as paragliding, is not devoid of a number of risks. Especially the rapidly changing weather conditions in the mountains can be very treacherous. A good knowledge of meteorology is therefore very important. Those who end up in a CB indeed have no chance of surviving. Every year there are pilots who take too many risks with all the consequences that entails. I myself flew for 7 years and luckily I stopped without accidents. Fortunately, I can look back on this period with very nice memories for myself.
Fantastic gliding about the sky pics, Timothy.
He seemed to be having a great time. Thanks, Shey.
Yeah. Going for it.
Is some of them , if you don’t closely you almost think it is a glider.
What a bird! Amazing shots, Tim!
Thanks, Marina. He was enjoying himself.
These are fantastic shots! They say “freedom” to me.
As free as a bird. Thanks, Liz.
You’re welcome, Tim.
Wonderful Hawk Tim…. Hawks, They are always so graceful in flight. 🙂
They are. Thanks, Sue.
And what a beauty!
Wow! Love that you were able to capture so many images of this handsome fella. I’d be thrilled to just spot one, never mind photograph it!
We have lots and lots of Coppers out here. Thanks, Dale.
Lucky you 🙂
I love the images.. this is like the ring pigeons in my neck of the woods right now Tim. It’s crazy how many there are! ❣️
Of course Time! ❣️
They are beautiful photos, Tim. We have more turkey vultures gliding around out here than hawks in my area, but they do seem to love playing in the thermals, too.
We get a lot of Turkey Vultures riding the thermals. Thanks, Lavinia.
That cooper appears to be zeroing in on the kill. Hope those mice and young snakes in the area were keeping at least one eye to sky.
They are always on the hunt. Thanks, Brian.
Very cool. Thank you, Tim!
Thank you, Resa.