Friends, I went to Crex Meadows yesterday, the temperatures reached 27 degrees above zero Fahrenheit, almost balmy but with the wind I still needed my jacket.  The meadow is full of Rough-Legged Hawks and i saw at least 10 of them in my trip.  They like to sit in the top of dead tree snags and when I get near they almost always fly away immediately.  So this image is a hawk taking off.  The outline around their wings and the dark patches at the wrist are id marks for this specie.  If you look closely you can see the feathers that cover their legs, helps to keep them warm. The image below is also a take off from another twig in a treetop. til Tomorrow MJ


About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on February 8, 2013, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. they look so good against the white sky mj!

  2. that is a beautiful hawk.. love its varied colors.

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