Goshawk territory

There is a large tall Norfolk Island Pine tree in my neighbour’s front yard and it is often home to many varieties of nesting birds, all at different levels of the tree.

The last couple of years a pair of Brown Goshawks (Raptor family) have used the tree to nest and raise their babies. They have returned again and built their nest right at the very top of the tree and are beautiful to watch.

Brown Goshawk

Their first clutch doesn’t appear to have hatched and they built a second nest below the first and that has resulted in one baby Goshawk.

Juvenile

PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 9th March 2013 is ‘Monochrome’

PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 9th March 2013 is ‘Monochrome’

We tend to associate monochrome as being shades of grey but monochrome definition says:

noun
1.a painting or drawing in different shades of a single color.
2.the art or technique of producing such a painting or drawing.
3.the state or condition of being painted, decorated, etc., in shades of a single color.
adjective
4.being or made in the shades of a single color: a blue monochrome seascape.
5.having the images reproduced in tones of gray: monochrome television.
 
So this week I have a selection of monochrome pictures that only nature can produce.

BudVibrant green monochrome

Sea Mist 7-8-06Sea mist makes the view very monochromatic

Sunrise 10-7-2007Every shade of orange you can imagine

Sunrise through mist 11-3-06Pale pink misty sunrise

Moonset 10-8-06A full moon setting in the west in the early morning sunrise

 
Comments are welcome
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