Monday, February 17, 2020
Sharing Some Raptor Love
I have been lucky this late winter to spot some great raptors while driving or hiking or just looking out my back yard! These stately creatures are so dramatic looking and imperious. They know their place in the grand scheme of things.
I spotted this "fellow" in the photo above in the distance near the mouth of the river as we worked our way down a bumpy country road to a remote boat launch that hunters use. It is an immature Bald Eagle. He does look a little ratty in the close-up below.
Another day and a trip to one of the nearby state parks I saw this beauty along the roadside as we pulled into the parking lot. He "may" be an immature Cooper's Hawk. I could not see his front as he has his head is cranked back to see why we were stopping the car.
This final photo below was a visitor to my back yard which I think is a Red-Tailed Hawk. He was hard to capture through all the branches and I did not want to get close enough to make him fly.