Close-ups of a Red-tailed Hawk

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After posting my Osprey close-ups, I remembered another recent close encounter with a different raptor I’d not shared.

Early March I came up on this Red-tailed Hawk perched alongside the country back road I was traveling, looking gorgeous.  I was already going slow, and easily angled my car to photograph it from my car window.

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Red-tailed Hawk

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By the looks I was receiving, I knew I was not invited for a photo shoot and could see the hawk positioning to take flight.

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Red-tailed Hawk

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Red-tailed Hawk re-positioning those sharp talons

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Red-tailed Hawk take-off

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The hawk flew to a tree further back from the road and landed.  I apologized out loud (I really do this lol) and continued in my travels.  I came back past this spot over an hour later and the hawk was still in the distant tree, which made me feel better for some reason.  🙂

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