October 8, 2009

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk
pictures by cindyzlogic

Red-tailed Hawk in flight. Notice the white underparts and black bar on the leading edge of the wings.

Red-tailed Hawks like to perch on top of electric poles. This affords them a great view of the open fields as they search for food. As you can see, this one is searching intently.
I know these aren't the best pics in the world...but this is as close and as good as I could get with my camera :( I like this one because it shows the red tail feathers. See how he's checking me out?? That's as close as he would let me get.
These Hawks are permanent members of the Kansas scene, they do not migrate. They are the most common species of hawk in Kansas. You can find one about every square mile out in the country side.


Vickie said...

Fun images that show the action! I always love seeing their behavior.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I like your photos!

We have lots of Red Tailed Hawks but we have even more Red Shouldered Hawks (they're similiar) here in SE Georgia. This year we had Mississippi Kites nest along the branch along the rear of our property.

Stayed tuned to my blog this week. I have breaking news about BHO if your interested in history and where our country is heading.

God bless! :)

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Sparky! We had several Mississippi Kites right near our home, too! Beautiful birds. Here's a link to my post on the Kites, http://cindyzlogic.blogspot.com/2009_08_18_archive.html. I will be looking forward to your blog posts and I will be following you on Twitter.

dAwN said...

howdee..I love these action shots! I always have a hard time capturing birds in flight..
I really like your first photo..in for a landing!