Readers’ wildlife photos

As it’s World Animal Day, I’ll give the honor of posting animals to regular Stephen Barnard, who has perhaps sent us the most photos of beasts. Today we have a passel of red-tailed hawks:

These Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) were glowering at each other. One flew up to a tree, and as I was photographing him I saw him flinch, so I pressed the shutter button and held it down. Happy accident.

Stephen just sent this photo and a comment:
This is the hawk that was attacked, photographed the next day. He looks worried.


  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 8:18 am | Permalink


  2. Posted October 4, 2017 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Very cool shots Stephen! What a place you live in! 🙂

  3. Debbie Coplan
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Really exciting photography! What a great catch!

  4. Randy schenck
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Very nice photos. They are just like us, always looking for that next meal.

  5. Stephen Barnard
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    The next day I took a good photograph of the hawk that was attacked, which I believe is a juvenile. It was perched on an irrigation wheel line and looking up with a concerned expression. 🙂 I’ll send the photo to Jerry and maybe he’ll post it in the comments.

    • Diane G.
      Posted October 5, 2017 at 1:43 am | Permalink

      Was just going to comment on what a great portrait that was! 🙂 And yes, a juvenile (or more properly, an immature)–the tail is a good indication.

  6. Posted October 4, 2017 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Excellent! It must be so great to just walk off of your porch and see so many cool things.

  7. Heather Hastie
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    What a fantastic happenstance. So cool to see this.

  8. ploubere
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    First rate as usual from Stephen.

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