Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Rough-legged Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

The winter of 2007 – 2008 was RLH-lovers heaven at the Ridgefield NWR. It was a common occurrence to drive up to a refuge sign with a Rough-legged Hawk perched on it — and the hawk would not fly. This happened several times for me during this time period–but never since. This is a full frame shot at 500mm, using my old Rebel XT and a Sigma Bigma, 1/320, f7.1, ISO400. One of my favorite hawks!  Date: January 7, 2008.

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2 Responses to “Rough-legged Hawk”

  1. DeeDee says:

    Hi Dennis,

    Have you seen any Rough Legged Hawks at all up there lately? Great capture by the way!
    Thanks in advance!


    • Dennis says:

      Hi DeeDee, my last shot of a Rough-Legged was back in Jan 2017 at Ridgefield. I haven’t spotted one since but that certainly doesn’t mean they aren’t there! Always a neat raptor to see! Thanks for your comment and question!

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