"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Red-tailed Hawks

Red-tailed hawks are among the largest raptors commonly seen in our area.  At this time of year they are often perched on utility poles watching for prey...




 
 
Mature birds can be easily identified by their distinctive red tail feathers.  Juveniles can be more difficult...

 



 
In the final photo a red-tailed hawk is hunting from a tree limb on the edge of a field...



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