I have searched a long time to find just one word that can describe these birds when they are truly in hunting mode. I believe intensity covers it all, as it does for everything found in nature.

Intensity, as defined in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary
1: the quality or state of being intense; especially : extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling
2: the magnitude of a quantity (as force or energy) per unit (as of area, charge, mass, or time)


Mary said...


The title of this blog and the photo directly under it - no more words are needed.



Stacey Olson said...

Thanks so much Mary. I always look forward to what you have to say..

b13 said...

That is one angry looking feathered beast. I feel sorry or any rodent that may cross its path :)

Mike "Hawk" Huston said...

Your pictures are great, I am so proud of you.. wowastelaka, Hawk

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Oh Stacey! This is perfect to describe these amazing birds. We drive along the highways here and see hawks all the time. We actually count them along the way when we visit my mother who lives an hour away. Most of the ones we see are Red-Tails, but we do see a few others, too. They really are magnificent.

Dave Coulter said...

One can't have too many hawks! :)