Sunday, September 15, 2013

Red-shouldered Hawks Overhead!

 Hawk #1
 Note how the light shines through the feathers!
 Red-shouldered hawks have the distinctive light "crescent" near their wing-tips

 Hawk #2


 Classic Buteo hawks, soaring, circling
 Using their tails for stability while they scan for prey
Thick bodies with broad, strong wings. comes one making a straight-line pass overhead!
 Flaps to gain altitude...Glorious!
Thanks for the show!

A magical late afternoon out back.


The Bug said...

Wow! Those are some amazing pictures!

Lowandslow said...

Beautiful photography!


Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Great pictures, Dr. M.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful! We will soon have "Hawk Watch" as the large birds fly over the gorges near the escarpment. What a lovely sight!

The Geezers said...

Returning from vacation in France, I found that Autumn had fallen here in MInnesota, too. Kind of bittersweet, given the very late spring and short summer, but fall remains my very favorite time of year.