Hawk - For Nova -

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Red Tailed Hawk soaring on thermals near The Bluff, Taken near home.
the Red Tailed Hawks shown in my bird book appear to have a lighter underbody, but there are variations. If this is not a Red Tailed Hawk, would appreciate if someone will let me know, thanks : )


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alandrapal - Mar 23, 2009 06:38 PM EDT
thankyou Frank for the nice comments. glad you like it.
frankhartx - Mar 23, 2009 08:36 AM EDT
Excellent capture of a great flier
Guest - Aug 17, 2006 05:56 AM EDT
many thanks, Anne, glad you found this one and like it. It was a lovely sight to watch it soaring.
Guest - Aug 16, 2006 04:05 PM EDT
How did I ever miss this one the first time round? Stunningly beautiful, it takes one's breath away. What a wonderful shot!!!
Guest - Apr 24, 2006 03:59 PM EDT
thanks very much, Carol, it's one of my favourites I think
Guest - Apr 24, 2006 07:31 AM EDT
Awesome shot!!! Carol
Guest - Apr 24, 2006 03:21 AM EDT
Hi Fella, been thinking about you, - glad to see you here again. Thanks for the nice praise, much appreciated : ) I didn't know that, about them liking to fly the opp. way, - a lucky shot. First time I ever got a good hawk pic : )
Guest - Apr 24, 2006 12:13 AM EDT
wow ./.great shot ..clarity ..facing towards you ..sometimes hard to capture ..they like to fly away from you ..bravo ..cudos ..fella
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 11:40 PM EDT
thanks Talsi for the nice comments. I kept hoping one would come to the patio, as they do sometimes in winter, but know what you mean re the songbirds. We had a red tailed hawk kill a band tailed pigeon in our backyard years ago, during some snowy weather
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 10:54 PM EDT
Awesome photo. Great capture of the spread of wings. We do have red tailed hawks here in WNC, but I have never even tried to photograph them. Too far away for my camera and lens. But one time I did get to enjoy watching one out my kitchen window come swooping down to get one of the little birds at my feeder. It was quite a sight to see, fortunately it did not get one of my birds.
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 10:04 PM EDT
thanks very much, Janice and May for the nice comments. Interesting about the red tail that you had for a year, May. I'd like to read the story about her.
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 09:44 PM EDT
Exquisite. I had a red tail for nearly a year and eventually she was rehabbed correctly and released in the canyons of n. LA County at a wildlife preserve. I called her Nova. Her story's in my book.
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 09:00 PM EDT
That is a better than WOW. You could see every feather or vein in the feathers. Such a wing span. Our new professional photographer.
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 07:54 PM EDT
thanks very much Karen for the great comments : ) Have been reading the bird books, and there is mention of a "dark belly band" on the Red Tails, and I can see this dark band in this shot, and more clearly in another I have. So maybe it's just slightly diff. markings up here : ) I wish Austin was around : )
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 07:40 PM EDT
Wow, this is beautiful. Incredible color and feather detail. Our redtails do have a light underbelly.
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 04:14 PM EDT
WOW!! what a great shot.
Guest - Apr 23, 2006 03:39 PM EDT

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