Red-tailed Hawk Perched on a Bale

Red-tailed Hawk perched on a Bale

I haven’t seen very many hawks lately (mostly my fault for not getting out to look) and so I was happy to find several shortly after I started looking.

It was an extremely windy day and I actually saw several of these beautiful birds perched on bales in the same area as this one. Because of the wind none of them were in any hurry to fly away. Rather they seemed to be very happy to stay perched in a comfortable location.

This one was no different and although it didn’t ignore me, it certainly showed no interest in leaving either.

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Sean lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is surrounded by majestic views of the Rocky Mountains and constantly changing prairie landscapes. While focusing on the beauty of the prairies, including the sweeping horizons, the vegetation, and the birds and animals, the Eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains are also a favorite place to wander and photograph.