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Hawkeye

Juvenile red-tailed hawk in flight - © Christopher Martin-7452-2

I found this juvenile Red-tailed hawk perched on a treetop west of Bragg Creek facing towards me.  As always, I hoped for a launch in my direction.  Sometimes it happens, this time it didn’t.  I kept tracking the bird as it flew away and when it banked gently to the left I squeezed off a few frames.  I was very lucky to catch this one with a clear shot of the eye which elevated it considerably.  The Red-tails are returning in droves to southern Alberta now – I am looking forward to seeing them much more again.