Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Red-Tailed Hawk

Yesterday, while doing dishes, my Significant Other looked out the window and spied something flying by. It didn't look like a typical Magpie or a Gilded Flicker, both common birds in our area this time of year. I got out my camera and trained my lens on this beautiful raptor, a Buteo jamaicensis, also known as a Red-Tailed Hawk or Chickenhawk. These birds are common to our area, but I rarely get a chance to see one, and this is the first time ever that I have been able to get a picture of one. Even though he was at least 140 meters away, I was able to snap these pictures with my new camera.