Thursday, January 16, 2014

Odds n Ends n This n That


Hi Y’all!



Between today and tomorrow I’m going to try to answer all your questions that have been building over the last 2 weeks…Since the Pet Bloggers Challenge last Friday put Follow Up Friday on hold!  P1310427

My first question was from way back on Friday, January 3rd! 


haopee said...

Hey Hawkie! Happy New Year.
What are Anhingas? LOL... At first, I read it like angina... isn't that like a heart problem.
Speaking of cardio, have a happy and fit weekend.


Yep, angina refers to cardiac pain, or pain in your chest caused by heart problems.  Anhingas, on the other hand, refer to these birds which only flock like this in the winter.   You can find detail of the difference between Anhingas and Cormorants here. 



If you ever get to coastal areas you will see these birds.  Cormorants normally are found around salt water, while Anhingas prefer fresh water.  They fish for a living.  Most people can’t tell the differnce between them, so Anhingas are frequently mistaken for Cormorants.  You will often see them sitting on piers with their wings spread wide to dry them. 


In the photos above, the large white birds are Pelikans, the smaller white ones are seagulls.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Hey Hawkeye, thanks for the water fowl lesson, we don't see stuffs like that here. Are they fun to chase?
The Mad Scots


They usually fly over water, so to chase them you have to swim.  Are y’all any good at swimming FAST!!!


Jodi Stone said...

Happy New Year Hawk and thank you for joining the blog hop.
You have some beautiful scenery out there. I wonder if your human spends a lot of time watching the birds with binoculars? I imagine I would.


Yes, my Humans watch birds through binoculars. More and more my Human finds herself using her telephoto lenses and taking photos while she admires them. 

Ruckus Eskie said...

Hi Hawk! Looking great as always. Is it hard to make sure you don't blend in too much to the sepia tone :) ? Also, thanks friend for putting up my badge on your side bar! I appreciate the support! See you next week on Sepia Saturday!


One morning at the shore my Human took a color photo that everyone thought was in sepia when I posted it in my blog.  Winter at the shore and even in the mountains has lots of naturally sepia locations for photo taking.



The whole purpose of Chessie coloration is so they blend in when hunting, which is often done in fall and winter.  I can just blend in and disappear this time of year!


See me yet?



What about now?



About Black and White Sunday, January 5th

JoAnn Stancer said...

You have such a beautiful world in blk and white and color. Are you squinting your eyes so you don't get them poked by the brush?

Wesley McPoodleton said...

What a silly expression you have on there, Hawk! Is that your tongue I see sticking out at us?
As always, looks like you are having lots of fun!

KB Bear said...

Beautiful photo... autumn leaves, but where's the snow? :)


Yes, that’s my tongue! 

I do have my eyes closed as I whip through the saplings. 



As for snow…this was between snows…they don’t usually last long when they come.  We don’t get snow when we are at the shore, only here in the mountains.

As for our weather…my Human took a photo of the clock when we came inside after our second morning walk.  She said she never remembers weather this cold!


Hope that cold weather doesn’t return this winter! 



Y’all hurry back now!




















  1. Hope the weather is easing up now for you Hawk. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. You always have such interesting things to tell us about Hawk!! Happy Thursday to you!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

  3. Thanks so much for joining TNT! Lots of questions answered but what about your leg? :)

    We have cormorants in Michigan. Double Coated Cormorants and I believe they can be hunted. This fall we saw some migrating over our cabin. It was really neat. At first we though geese but then as they got closer it was clear they were cormorants.

  4. Thanks for all the informations. Very interesting for my mom. Licks from Laika.

  5. So lucky to see so many types of waterfowl! The first photo of you is outstanding Hawk.

  6. I'm catching up on follow up too Hawk! Thanks for answering my question.

    I think I may have to do an entire post to follow up on the Pet Bloggers challenge.

  7. Thanks for linking up to the last TNT hop! I feel special to be mentioned on this followup post! You are right, your color photos are already in Sepia. Definitely would work well also if you decide to post them this Saturday! See you then my friend :)

  8. You hope that the cold weather doesn't return?!? Well we would he glad to take it off your hands!!!
    It keeps getting to mild here and melting our snow!!
    ((Husky hugz))
    "Love is being owned by a husky"

  9. Oh Hawk, you're such a handsome boy. And I do love Anhingas. They're bizarre looking birds, with their long, snake-like necks. We don't see them here in Oklahoma, though I did see a big bald eagle in flight today.

  10. Love your camo Hawk... and love your tips on how to catch those birds! lol
    Meghan from

  11. Hey Hawk, thanks for catching us up.