Sunday, April 30, 2006

Red-tailed Hawk in Flight

I was standing out in the backyard Friday afternoon, when I saw a falcon circling high in the sky. I just managed to capture its silhouette
when a larger bird entered the camera's field of view. A quick refocus and I was able to get this shot of a Red-Tailed Hawk carrying its prey.

These are magnificent birds. There are three that frequent our neighbourhood and I delight in seeing them soar in lazy circles higher and higher.

10 comments:

Jimmy said...

Beautiful picture of the red-tailed hawk...

Rexroth's Daughter said...

That's quite a photograph. The red-tailed hawk's wings are just beautiful. What timing.

LauraHinNJ said...

Awesome photo! I wonder what he had for lunch?

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Thank you for the pics. I see these guys, usually in summer.

Chancy said...

What a great photo. Amazing. We also have the red tail hawks in the Atlanta area but I could never capture an inflight photo of one like you did.

chiefbiscuit said...

On our recent trip south I couldn't help but notice lots of hawks around. That is a superb photo.

Endment said...

These are beautiful I had an osprey in my lens for nearly half an hour Saturday but only got a small dark blurs...:)

lené said...

What a beautiful shot of their feathers, Pam!

harmonyinline said...

Wow what a photo!

TDharma said...

spectacular -- I know how hard it is to get these shots!