Great morning at the hawk-hide

Never done this before with photographers but everything have to be a first time. Bjørn Oddvar asked me -“should we go out to stay a whole night?”

I arrived the hide in very nice winter weather, stars looking down from the dark and my eyes looking out the small window waiting for light and something to happen.

At about 0830 a beautiful young hawk landed on the bird that was put out in front of the hide. It stayed on the pray more than five hours!

During the time it was sitting there a adult male goshawk came by many times, but it just sat in the trees and screamed to the young bird. It was a incredible movement and nature-life outside.

While the two hawks was visiting it was two squirrels and a lot of birds on the feeding-station. A real adventure in front of my lens.

Stian Holmen – 24. November 2008