Red-tailed flights in Turner Valley
On my return from the two separate visits with Great Horned Owls near High River, I drove past Okotoks, through Black Diamond and Turner Valley and then back to Bragg Creek. I counted more than twenty five hawks before I reached Priddis. Along the way, I stopped a couple of times that were in interesting locations.
One Red-tailed hawk was hunting from a wooden gate and fence dividing a farm from the highway. This hawk dove once while I was set up – it was great to observe an attack from close range thanks to a long telephoto lens. It returned to the post empty-taloned but then launched out over the field and grabbed a mouse when it neared the far side. Too far for a decent photograph but great to watch.
This entry was posted on October 4, 2014 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Birds, Hawks, Nature, Wildlife and was tagged with alberta, bird in flight, Buteo jamaicensis, Canada, flight, flying, Hawks, nature photography, Red-tailed hawk, Turner Valley, wildlife photography.