As I drive out of the city I seem to see a Red-tailed Hawk perched conspicuously on a tree or light standard every few kilometres. Occasionally while walking, I have seen one hovering over a field, then folding its wings to make a spectacular plunge upon some luckless mouse.
Over the last few years I have photographed many as you will see here. (Immature birds have dark gray not red tails that may or may not show banding).
Look! as the full-fed hound or gorged hawk,
Unapt for tender smell or speedy flight,
Make slow pursuit, or altogether balk
The prey wherein by nature they delight. (The Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare)
Thanks for these amazing photos of the red-railed hawk. Really revel the size and colours of this bird. Some are certainly very eerie in their piercing eye to eye contact! Beautiful birds
Fabulous. Love the in flights especially.
Magnificent pictures of a magnificent bird! But where are the ones of them tearing their innocent prey to pieces? (Joking!) Ah yes, it’s mentioned in the poem. Very sly, Miles!
P.S. I like them anyway. Thanks, Miles!
Wow, that is quite the remarkable portfolio of red-tailed hawk photographs.
Amazing. Thanks for sharing!