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Posts Tagged ‘red-tailed hawk’

Posted in Bird Gallery on January 17, 2018

“Look into my eyes!”

At the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 21, 2017, photographing a young Red-tailed Hawk consuming a mouse it had caught when this mature hawk landed on the tree branch and flushed the younger one. The flushed bird got away with its lunch leaving this older bird to check out my camera lens. C ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 19, 2017

Take Off

A Red-tailed Hawk launches from its perch at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 20, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/500, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 5:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 13, 2017

Twelve O’Clock High

A Red-tailed Hawk takes a look my way as it flies overhead, October 27, 2017, at the Ridgefield NWR, in Washington state. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/3200, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 1:36 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 29, 2017

Red-tailed Hawk balancing on branch

This Red-tailed Hawk had flown to the top of a tree and had to do a few wing flaps to obtain balance on the branch.  Ridgefield NWR, October 27, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:05 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 24, 2017

Under the Radar

This Red-tailed Hawk just took off from a grassy area at the Ridgefield NWR, October 16, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 2:47 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 19, 2017

Hawk’s Return

An October 16, 2017, shot of a Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5d Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 12:49 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 21, 2017

Red-tail from five years ago

This is a shot I made in December 2012.  The Red-tailed Hawk was coming in for a landing on a post at the Ridgefield NWR.  I’m looking forward to the fall and winter seasons at the refuge for more raptor opportunities and better light. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 31, 2017

Immature Red-tail in flight

There’s not nearly the number of raptors flying around at the Ridgefield NWR in summer as in the winter time, so it was fun to see this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk fly directly over me on July 26, 2017. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 3:55 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 20, 2017

Coming at you!

A February 13, 2017, shot of a Red-tailed Hawk just after lift off at the Ridgefield NWR. LARGEVIEW! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 11:15 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on February 17, 2017

Nature’s Beauty

This white-breasted version of the Red-tailed Hawk really grabs your attention when you see it perched somewhere on the refuge.  Here the hawk had flown to location post #14 and let me get fairly close before flying off.  The streaked belly band on most red-tails appears much h ... Continue Reading