Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have four ways of looking at red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis), all sent by Stephen Barnard in Idaho:

8 Comments

  1. Posted November 4, 2017 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous, crisp, Stephen!

  2. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted November 4, 2017 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Great!

    Im just happy to get a pic of a hawk on my porch

  3. Posted November 4, 2017 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Oh, those are nice. I especially like the last one.

    This reminds me, but I recently saw an episode of Nature on PBS about the author of one of our favorite books H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. This episode, which is narrated by the author, documents how she trained a second goshawk 10 years after her first one. It is a wonderful tale and I strongly recommend it.

    • Frank Bath
      Posted November 4, 2017 at 8:17 am | Permalink

      I saw that too over here on the Beeb. Her book is/was a best seller.
      T H White’s The Goshawk was a fave read for me way back – his training of a hawk.

    • Posted November 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

      I second that – great work, Stephen.

      I saw the doc too, and it was very touching and fascinating. (Here’s blurb about it:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09b68wy )

  4. Debbie Coplan
    Posted November 4, 2017 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Great photos. The top photo really shows the detail on each feather…The feathers at the lower belly look so soft, fine and wispy.

  5. Heather Hastie
    Posted November 4, 2017 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Fabulous! Gorgeous pics.

  6. Posted November 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Magnificent — especially the second photo!


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