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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What a Teenager!

Look who was checking out something just outside my kitchen door! It's an immature red-tail hawk. You can tell it's not fully grown because of the mottled chest and the banding on the tail. Look at those fluffy legs!

immature red-tail hawk

"What? You talkin' 'bout me?"

immature red-tail hawk

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Susan Flett Swiderski said...

He's beautiful. How lucky that you looked outside when you did, huh?

betchai said...

oh, wow, so beautiful capture Sharkbytes, lucky you spotted him when he was checking outside your kitchen door.

rainfield61 said...

He is handsome.

Secondary Roads said...

That's a great shot Shark. Such a handsome youngster.

Ann said...

He's beautiful, what a great capture. He does have some pretty fluffy legs there :)

vanilla said...

That. Is. Stunning. Great job!

Sharkbytes said...

Susan- Indeed! I don't know if he had caught something - they don't usually sit on the ground unless they have.

betchai- he found some snack, I think

rainfield- I love hawks

Chuck- his pride shows through (or hers!)

Ann- I hadn't realize quite how feathery red-tail legs are

vanilla- thank. you.

RNSANE said...

What a gorgeous visitor! And you didn't have to work hard at all for that incredible shot. That's why I always carry my camera with me. Perfection, Joan. You must be really pleased with that one.

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