Autumn with a hawk in Springbank

The crops around the Springbank airport have all now been harvested.  This leaves the fields shorn bare except for the uncollected bales of hay.  The attraction drawing hawks is the exposed ground which presently offers little protection for field mice and the like.   I have spent a fair bit of time walking and driving along the range roads to photograph some of the activity while it lasts.  This Red-tailed hawk, one of the light morphs, was absolutely beautiful.  It flew between a couple of posts before launching out across the meadows.

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3 responses

  1. I love the hawk that looks like one wing is extend but they’re all great.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  2. i really respect your work as i know how hard it is to get the perfect shot. brilliant job.

    October 8, 2012 at 4:48 am

  3. Cool hawk and great background really makes this shot!

    October 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

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