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
Wow!

 Hawk #2

 Awesome!

 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.

5 comments:

The Bug said...

Wow! Those are some amazing pictures!

Lowandslow said...

Beautiful photography!

S

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.