Monday, December 19, 2011

Immature Red-Tailed Hawk

Despite being on vacation, I had to go by work for about 30 minutes this morning.  The sun was out and beginning to erase the chill of the night so I grabbed my camera before leaving home.  There is an eco research area near where I work that is part of the Museum of Natural Science and I often see several hawks flying over the fields looking for food.

This morning I had the opportunity for close observation of form and flight.  On several previous visits and again today, when I walk the hawk flies overhead watching.  Little field mice scurried through the grasses as I walked by.   I kept expecting the hawk to swoop down and eventually it did.  Mouse for breakfast.


Woodduck said...

Nice! I must say...happy trails

Paula said...

Thanks. I do like the hawks. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Kath said...

These are breath taking! We have buzzards here in our part of England, i'd love to be able to take shots like that.
Seasons greetings Paula, may 2012 bring all good things x

Paula said...

And greetings to you also Kath. Looking at your blog, it looks like you have home in order for a cozy Christmas. Yes, we have buzzards also but they have a face only a mother could love! Best wishes for 2012.