Local Hawks Pay Us a Visit

(posted 7/13/2014) - A family of Red-Tail Hawks lives just south of us in the tall White Pine that has been a favorite nesting place for almost a decade. Their young are starting to hunt now -- I got some pictures of them as they visited our yard for a bit.

These shots were from about 50 feet away -- with an 80mm telephoto lens. Not the best, but you have to be quick to get these guys when they are in hunting/training mode getting the young ones up to speed.

I noticed that whenever they landed on a fence or power line as a pair they always faced opposite directions -- these guys would be hard to surprise I think!

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