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
Posted on October 18, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Lake Superior, Nature, photography and tagged birds, Crex Meadows, hawk, Hawk Ridge, mjspringett, photography, postaday, red tailed hawk. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
Magnificent creatures and you “capture”them so well!
Great shot. We love this image. He does look angry.
Sorry Jimmy lost his dog. jack
she was angry but did not bite like some of the birds, thanks jack for good wishes, MJ
she is beautiful, and I am very thankful that she was released to the wild..
she cqme from the wild, was banded and about 30 minutes later was released again back to the wild. MJ