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Birding and discussion: A conservation-oriented birding blog that emphasizes low-impact birding and sustainable birding practices together with the enjoyment of birds. Southeast Colorado offers a diversity of habitats which provide premiere birding opportunities. Save Sabal Palm

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Inquisitive Red-tailed Hawk

One of the events that occurred while I have been off-line was the annual Pueblo Reservoir Eagle Day. Every year the Air Force Academy bring their captive falcons down and fly one for the crowd. This year that attracted two local Red-tailed Hawks including the one in these pics that I caught flying close to check out the new competition (for food resources). I got the bottom pic with my zoom lens engaged fully while the hawk was flying close by. The sun shining through it's tail enlivened the view. Though the top pic doesn't enlarge crisply, double-click on the bottom click for a super close-up of feathers and even feet while in flight. SeEtta


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