Saturday, November 27, 2010

Camera Critters #138

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?”

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The following juvenile hawk really decided to look things over.

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7 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Red Tailed Hawk!

Misty Dawn said...

Bout the time you're looking for the Rough Legged Hawks it's time for me to start chasing Harriers. :-)

Great shots!

JimB said...

Good job on the RTH

Jim

wenn said...

great shot!

Denise said...

Wonderful photos and such beautiful birds.

Lois Evensen said...

Nice images!

Kay L. Davies said...

The red-tails are lovely, but my favorite hawk is the rough-legged, whose pantaloons always make me smile. Sorry you missed one, but thanks for sharing the red-tails!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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