Note how the light shines through the feathers!
Red-shouldered hawks have the distinctive light "crescent" near their wing-tips
Classic Buteo hawks, soaring, circling
Using their tails for stability while they scan for prey
Thick bodies with broad, strong wings.
Oh...here comes one making a straight-line pass overhead!
Flaps to gain altitude...Glorious!
Thanks for the show!
A magical late afternoon out back.