Sunday, December 14, 2014

Red-Shouldered Hawk Pair

As we prepping the trailer this morning, we head the cry of a hawk nearby. A Red-shouldered Hawk flew in over the house and perched on a dead tree across the road. As we watched and took pictures with our grab-and-go SX-50, a second hawk flew in an perched below. They stayed for a few minutes and then flew back over the yard towards the river again. I wonder if this is the same pair we saw mating here last year. We never did see the establishment of a nest.

Canon SX-50 - 215mm, f/7.1, 1/320 sec, ISO-100

I had not used this little camera in a while. Even at low ISO, I was amazed to see how grainy the images were. The color fringing against the backlit sky were also pronounced.

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