Angry Redtail

Friends, this Red tailed Hawk is not a happy camper.  Her hackles are raised on the back of her head and her mouth is open, both signs of a bird who is not happy.  As she was stroked by the educator she became quiet and her hackles went back to normal.  She is a beautiful mature female buteo and minutes after this photo was taken , she was released back to the wild thermals above Hawk Ridge.  I am running out of Hawk images, so I need to return to Crex or go back to Hawk Ridge. Hmmmm, such a lovely decision, til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on October 18, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Lake Superior, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Magnificent creatures and you “capture”them so well!

  2. Great shot. We love this image. He does look angry.
    Sorry Jimmy lost his dog. jack

  3. she is beautiful, and I am very thankful that she was released to the wild..

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