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Red Tailed Hawk | by beccafromportland
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Red Tailed Hawk

"This is probably the most common hawk in North America. If you’ve got sharp eyes you’ll see several individuals on almost any long car ride, anywhere. Red-tailed Hawks soar above open fields, slowly turning circles on their broad, rounded wings. Other times you’ll see them atop telephone poles, eyes fixed on the ground to catch the movements of a vole or a rabbit, or simply waiting out cold weather before climbing a thermal updraft into the sky."

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/red-tailed_hawk/lifehistory

 

Large View is recommended! This shot was the closest of the series.

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Taken on March 29, 2010