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