Wednesday Vignette May 22, 2019



Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis

The county's raptor rehabilitation group was at a local open garden event recently.  So far this spring, the group has nursed back to health and then returned 65 hawks, owls and other birds to freedom. 
The free ones are more difficult to photograph
 
This fellow's health is such that he is unable to hunt for himself, and so represents his fellows by glaring at bloggers who take his photo. 

Hawk-eyed
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Comments

  1. That is one intimidating, but beautiful, bird. He may not be able to hunt, but he sure could injure you if he wanted to. What a gorgeous member of our planet's fauna. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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    1. I stayed at a respectful distance. Gorgeous is the word, yes.

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  2. Great photos! I visited a raptor rehab when in Alaska many, many years ago and remember how fascinating it was. My sister-in-law, who lives out in the sticks, handles wild animal rescues but she hasn't graduated to birds yet. She's handling small orphan squirrels right now.

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  3. What a wonderful organization! And what fabulous photos - he really looks regal!

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  4. A noble glare, indeed! Righteously repping raptors.

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  5. Those are beautiful portraits.

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  6. What a handsome bird. A real treat to see up close and personal. We have one occasionally pass over our garden.

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    1. They are regulars in our neighborhood, but never close-up!

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