Schwenksville Man Shoots Hawk — Easy, PETA, He Took Its Picture at Central Perkiomen Valley Park

Central Perkiomen Valley Park hawk
Image via Andrew Williams at Fstoppers.
Andrew Williams' photo of a hawk in a winter snow squall, taken at Central Perkiomen Valley Park.

Photographer Andrew Williams of Schwenksville recently posted photos he snapped at Central Perkiomen Valley Park on Fstoppers, an online, worldwide resource for camera professionals.

“We’ve lived in Montgomery County since 1980,” he wrote. “The Perkiomen Creek is about half a mile behind my house … .

“I have a trail cam at the edge of my property and have discovered there are raccoons, too, although I have never seen one except on that camera.”

He also cites finding turkey vultures, ducks, and coyotes nearby; on that latter point, however, he believes what he spotted may have been “misidentified foxes.”

He’s heard owls, but confesses not seeing any other than “… the plastic one a neighbor put up to scare the cardinals from crashing into her windows.”

Williams’ hawk photo was “… shot at 400mm and [was] severely cropped.”

A complimentary comment from a former resident near the Perkiomen Creek offered Williams a recommendation:

“Another place you may enjoy that is nearby is Pennypack Ecological [Restoration] Trust [in Huntingdon Valley]. … [H]awk and buzzard sightings are far more common there, like everyday occurrences.”

More on the wintertime photographic possibilities of Central Perkiomen Valley Park is at Fstoppers.


Wintertime nature photography offers numerous opportunities to capture unique and beautiful images.

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