On a recent birding expedition to view Sandhill Cranes I spotted a beautiful Redtailed Hawk.
He was sitting on the cross arm of a power pole. He looked like a rufous dark morph and was very striking when in flight. Unfortunately, I didn't capture the underparts in these images but my impression was they were reddish.
As you might expect, he didn't care for my attention.
|And he's off|
I say "he" but it well might have been female for it seemed to be quite large.
Off it soared. I had a hard time keeping it in my view. My new 400 mm is not image stabilized and the bird was so close that it filled much of my image. All that said, I was mostly pleased with this series.
Isn't it a beautiful bird?
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