Red-tailed Hawk in Flight

Riding through Cedar Swamp (just north of Bombay Hook NWR), a Red-tailed Hawk came out of nowhere and literally into the path of our truck, then flew up to a distant tree snag.  As my son-in-law maneuvered his truck angle, even at the distance, you could tell the hawk was already suspicious of us.  We quickly stopped; and as I shot out my window, the hawk took flight again and went over the marsh.

I fretted I didn’t get him in focus in time so was pleasantly surprised that a couple of my shots weren’t so bad.

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The Red-tailed Hawk is probably the most common hawk in North America.


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Goes to show, you just never know for sure on what you got until you get back to your computer to review them on the ‘big’ screen!   🙂


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