The Rough-legged hawks (Buteo lagopus) have arrived along the prairies with winter back. Along with Snowy owls, they will dominate the skies until well into spring.
I was excited to see Snowies a couple of times in the morning last weekend but they were less enthused to see me and flew away before I could stop. This hawk was much more tolerant, I was able to photograph it for half an hour as it perched and flew along the fence line.
This entry was posted on November 29, 2013 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Alberta, Birds, Hawks, Wildlife and was tagged with alberta, bird, bird in flight, Canada, flying, nature, Rough-legged, wildlife photography, winter.