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Stephen Barnard has checked in from Idaho with some splendid bird pictures. His notes:

All Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), the most common hawk in North America by a long shot. They’re doing very well this season. The rodent population is abundant.

He sent 13 photos, so I’ll call this “Thirteen ways of looking at a hawk.”

14 Comments

  1. Posted September 27, 2017 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Every one beautiful and crystal-sharp!

  2. Randy schenck
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    I think these birds are doing quite well. Sometime back while driving through the Flint Hills of Kansas, I don’t think a mile passed without seeing one or two of these sitting in the trees. Actually, mostly east of the Hills because there are very few trees in the Flint Hills.

  3. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Wow! Those are great!

    I say this as a hawk fan – I think they’re doing well this season too – my pics stink compared to these!

  4. Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Great…. (Robinson Jeffers would be as happy as Stevens!)

  5. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    All very very good. My favorite of course is the one with the flying insect photobomb.

  6. davidintoronto
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Hawks make the occasional appearance in Toronto – especially around backyard birdfeeders! I always assumed they were red-tails. But they’re only about big crow/small raven sized. Is that too small for a red-tail? Is sharp-shinned (or some other) the more likely species?

  7. Debbie Coplan
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Really fabulous and very exciting to see these photos-
    Thank you!

  8. Peter
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    13 ways of looking at a camera

  9. Liz
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    These are amazing.

  10. Mark R.
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Beautiful and healthy looking specimens.

  11. Ken Elliott
    Posted September 27, 2017 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Stephen, I love your photos. The raptors are my favorite. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  12. Posted September 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I love how diverse red-tails are.


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