Rough-legged hawks

After posting that northern migrants are coming, I thought I should head out and see for myself.  Of course, I made my way down to Melbourne, the hawk capital of southwestern Middlesex County.  There were several Red-tailed Hawks in the area.  This one was quite obliging.

2013_10_19_Red-tailed hawk

I also saw a couple of American Kestrels and some American Pipits.

American Pipit

American Pipit

But what really made my day was spotting a couple of Rough-legged Hawks.  They were the first ones I have seen this fall.  I got this picture.  Not the best shot, but I am happy with it.

2013_10_24_Rough-legged Hawk


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ulila Robson on October 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing your pics. Awesome. Ulila


  2. Love the pics!
    What lens are you shooting with? Just picked up a used 150-500 Sigma today and looking forward to getting out with it


  3. Posted by Lynn Sanders on October 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Great pics. What a beauty that red-tail is.


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