One of my favorite things to do during the winter is travel the ranch lands east of town in search of raptors.
It is this time of year that the Rough-legged Hawk moves down here to escape the cold of the bird’s summer Arctic retreat.
So Thursday, while heading to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, I checked out Raptor Land.
I saw a lot of Rough-legged Hawks way out in the middle of pastures, but only one up close, who just happened to get nervous about my presence as I lifted my camera.
But it was two Red-tailed Hawks who graced the view in my camera. Both birds seemed, either a little upset at my presence, or were thinking, “Hummm…Turkey dinner?”
The following juvenile hawk really decided to look things over.
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