On the Wing Photography has landed in its new home!

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Landing Ferruginous HawkLanding Ferruginous Hawk – Centennial Valley, Montana

I’m back!! My blog and photo galleries have landed on their new home and I am thrilled. Just doing a single post on my old hosting provider was exasperating, something that took 5 minutes to do was taking 45 to 50 minutes. The sites were down almost as often as they were up. Simple tasks were extremely time consuming.

I was pulling my hair out and believe me, that is something I don’t want to do. Now everything is moving smoother, faster and I am relieved. Elated. Ecstatic. Writing posts will be a joy again instead of a nightmare.

So, like this handsome Ferruginous Hawk that I photographed in the Centennial Valley of Montana… On The Wing Photography has landed!


P.S. I wish I would have had more eye contact from this adult Ferruginous Hawk but I do love the great view of its full spread wings! 


  1. Jolanta February 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Awesome photo! Looks like Indian totem!

  2. Johanna Bell December 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Mia, what a wonderful shot!! I enjoy the series of shots that you post. This hawk is so perfect–could you add the series that you took with this great picture?
    A big fan, Johanna

  3. Montanagirl August 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Stunning photo!

  4. Julie Brown August 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Beautiful bird-would love to see one in the wild someday. I’m so glad that you are set with a provider you like. You have too many fans to stop blogging!

  5. Jane Chesebrough August 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Welcome back-how suiting the announcement with this pose!

  6. Merrill Ann Gonzales August 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Dear Mia, This is very strange. I see you are still on the WordPress blog format. Oh, Well, hope it works out for you.

    • Mia McPherson August 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      Merrill, I wasn’t moving from WordPress to another blogging program, just moving from Network Solutions to another hosting provider. Network Solutions was horrible and my blog was beginning to malfunction on their servers so badly I thought about not blogging any more. But I am hosted now by another provider and things are running smoothly again.

  7. Merrill Ann Gonzales August 23, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Dear Mia, What a joy to find you in my e-mail this morning!!! I know what you were going through. When I was dealing with them it got so bad I wasn’t given access to my own blog! Plus a ton of other nasty things. I sure hope this works out for you. I’ve been gun-shy ever since my last experience… so your post here gives me hope as well.
    What a glorious photo to start with! Spreading your wings…

    • Mia McPherson August 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      Merrill, it is a joy t be back and having a blog that actually works well without all the issues I had on the old hosting provider.

  8. Butch Lama August 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Nice to have you back Mia… My morning is complete again, having to get your blog back.

    • Mia McPherson August 23, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you Butch, you are very kind!

  9. eric c11 August 23, 2013 at 6:32 am

    it s a stuning position with feathers well spreaded; bravo mia, it s a good picture =))
    see you soon

  10. jo smith August 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    That is gorgeous and welcome back.

  11. Wickersham's Conscience August 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Congratulations on relocating and best wishes for a hassle-free blog.


    • Mia McPherson August 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks WC, so far my blog is working much better than it did before and it is much more fun to publish posts when everything it working right.

  12. Patty Chadwick August 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    FANTASTIC PHOTO!!! It’s about time you came home….welcome back!!!

    • Mia McPherson August 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you Patty, I adore Ferruginous Hawks!

  13. Kim August 22, 2013 at 8:42 am

    What a beautiful image Mia, so nice to have you back 🙂

    • Mia McPherson August 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Than you Kim, I am busy trying to get caught up now on viewing & commenting all everyone’s blogs.

  14. Len Boeder August 22, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Hi Mia,
    I am very happy that you are back. I enjoy your pictures very much.

    • Mia McPherson August 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Thank you Len, and thanks for being a loyal reader too.

  15. Cheryl Valdez August 22, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Beautiful shot! So good to see you’re back, you’ve been missed.

  16. Fred O'Donnell August 22, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Great shot there, Mia!

    • Mia McPherson August 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Thanks Fred! Ferrugs are great subjects

  17. John Randall August 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Welome Back Mia !

    • Mia McPherson August 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Thanks John, it feel lovely to be back!

  18. Greg Gard August 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Wow! What a come back! 🙂 Spectacular shot!

  19. Sheila August 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Glad you have a new, working, site!!

    • Mia McPherson August 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Thank you Sheila, it is working much better now.

  20. Scott Simmons August 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    So glad to see you up and running again!

  21. Eileen August 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Awesome looking hawk and a beautiful shot. Well done, Mia!

    • Mia McPherson August 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Thank you so much Eileen

  22. judy watson August 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Great to see ya back!

  23. Pierre Cenerelli August 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Welcome back, Mia! And, as always, what an awesome photo. BTW, I had some difficulty “landing” on your site… glad to see that the issue seems resolved. Cheers, Pierre

    • Mia McPherson August 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you Pierre, it seems in some areas the site hasn’t completely repopulated yet.

  24. Elephant's Child August 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Welcome back. I have missed you, and the dose of feathered delight you give me so very much.

    • Mia McPherson August 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks so much EC, I am very happy to be back!

  25. Utahbooklover August 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Good to have you back, Mia — spectacular image is appropriate for the occasion!

    • Mia McPherson August 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you Utahbooklover!

  26. Carroll Tarvin August 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Welcome back!!! I always look for your blog first thing in the morning and have really missed you. The colors of this hawk are beautiful and interestingly different from other hawks I have seen.

    • Mia McPherson August 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you Carroll, I sure love the colors of this Ferruginous Hawk.

  27. Sally Wood August 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Very nice!

  28. Bob Bushell August 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Welcome back Mia.

  29. Bob Bushell August 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Welcome back.

  30. Chris Rohrer August 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Wonderful to see you back again:) Great choice for hawks. Love this one:)

    • Mia McPherson August 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you Chris, it is good to be back.

  31. Dave Sparks August 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    An auspicious landing! The hawk is giving last rites to the old provider. May all your provider-related frustrations be rapidly forgotten.

    • Mia McPherson August 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Dave, everything seems to be running much smoother on this new hosting provider, its like their server is powered by Red Bull and the old one had nothing but fumes.

  32. Glen Fox August 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Great to have you back Mia! I missed my daily dose of your wonderful prairie birds! I was raised in Saskatchewan, to the north of you and am now a long way from home! Glen

    • Mia McPherson August 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you Glen! I have missed writing and posting my images here. And now it will be a much more pleasant experience because of the new hosting provider. Prairie birds are special!

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