Saturday, November 13, 2010

Red-tailed hawk

Red-tailed hawk

Driving around the outer peninsula of Point Reyes National Seashore at this time of year is great for finding raptors. Its easy to spot a variety of birds perched along the fencing that runs along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, as they scan the agricultural fields for a meal. I snapped off a few shots of this bird from the car while driving out towards the lighthouse area, and I saw it still there on my way back as well. I also saw what looked like a Cooper's hawk and a handful of kestrels, but they were opposed to having their picture taken.

3 comments:

  1. What a beauty ! And what an eye !

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  2. The eye perfectly in focus and the head is lit dramatically. I'm guessing, a 400mm lens? Wonderfully captured!

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  3. Thanks, Pescalue! Their eyes really are something -- they just pull you right in. And to know how well they see with them makes it even more interesting.

    Thanks, pineriverreview! This was shot with my 200-500 zoom, and it certainly would have been out at the far end of that range.

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