Great pictures, Alison! I watched an American Kestrel a couple of days ago dive into the grass and come up with a mouse, which he carried away to eat. That was our reward for letting our fields grow up to provide better habitat for mice, voles, and other small animals.
Thanks Jo Ann! It is so cool watching them hunt isn’t it? 🙂
These are great, Alison! You’re a real good bird photographer!! I mean, good with all kinds of photography but birds are so particularly difficult 🙂
Thank you Calee. Birds are tricky for sure. These refuge birds were the most cooperative I have worked with. It was nice to be able to use the car as a blind. They seemed pretty used to people looking at them from cars. It is the first time I have been someplace that was possible and it is a nice way to get close.
Beautiful photos of a beautiful bird. For me all the raptors are beautiful, and they are my favorite to photograph when I get the opportunities. But, I must say, I have never seen a Rough-legged Hawk, but our checklists list it as “rare, hard to find, not present every year”. Maybe I’ll get a chance someday, Alison.
Thanks Bob. I did not realize how lucky I was to see this Roughie until you commented. This particular bird is the only one I saw during my visit. I saw it everyday in the same place hunting mice. I will certainly be on the look out for them now. They are really beautiful. Thanks for your kind words about my photos. I hope you see one too someday. 🙂
That is a beautiful bird. He looks so strong aand regal.
Thanks Northern! 🙂
Fantastic! You do a beautiful job capturing these birds!
Thanks so much Susan. 🙂
Love the way you captured the rough-legged hawk, these are stunning!
Thanks RJ. 🙂
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