Hawk on a Wind Vane
I had my barn re-roofed last summer and I had 2 new wind vanes installed on the roof peaks ( the old ones had rusted away and fallen off over the years as my barn is over 75 years old )
I have never seen birds perching on the wind vanes which are mobile and about 3 feet long. Not sure why, they are a nice perch, but I have never seen a bird on the wind vanes since they were installed last summer.
But this morning, in the rain, I awoke and looked out my bedroom window and saw this hawk, dripping wet, perched on my wind vane. It is not a great image, photographically speaking - I should have tried from a different vantage point, but if I had left the house the hawk would immediately depart - so I shot from my second story bedroom window through the rain. I love photographs of birds when the weather is terrible, and they are dripping wet and wind blown.. It shows me just how tough their lives can be at times
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