Ridgefield Rough-legged Hawk in Flight

I’ve spotted this Rough-legged Hawk on fence posts hundreds of feet away from the road at Ridgefield NWR over the past few weeks.  But I was in the right place at the right time when he flew to a tree not far from my truck.  I believe my last decent shot of one of these hawks was in 2008 and 2009, when one bird would let me drive by it (and take shots) as it perched on a road-side sign.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm.

I’ve spotted this Rough-legged Hawk on fence posts hundreds of feet away from the road at Ridgefield NWR over the past few weeks.  But I was in the right place at the right time when he flew to a tree not far from my truck.  I believe my last decent shot of one of these hawks was in 2008 and 2009, when one bird would let me drive by it (and take shots) as it perched on a road-side sign.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm.

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