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Red-tailed Hawk ~ Sitting Still by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Marana, AZ in the area in which has turned into a daily spot for me. As I was leaving this redtail hawk was sitting there just watching me. So of course I had to stop and appreciate her properly.

Taken in Marana, Az with Canon sx10is

Red-tailed hawk is the most variable and widespread north American raptor. It is equally at home in mountains, deserts,prairies, and farmlands. A year round resident in most of the United States, the RT is the hawk most likey to be seen along highways. Utility poles and fence posts have become the accustomed perch of these raptors.

Coming in a huge variety of colors and morphs. Hunting mostly rodents from perches or in the air.

While searching for prey, these hawks will hover in place, sometimes kiting, or hanging motionless in the wind, as it scours the land.

VOICE a distinctive call, a harsh, descending keeeeeeer

Fun fact: Most of the screeches you hear in bird movies belong to the red-tail hawk.

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    Nice shot Kim ! Happy New Year !!!

  • Happy New Year to you too Judy! Thanks for the comment!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Kimberly, Happy New Year to you and your family!!

  • Thank you so much honey! I wish the same for you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • RichImage
    RichImageabout 5 years ago

    and appreciate her you did…. great capture Kimberly

  • Thank you darlin. She was SO close that the picture doesn’t due the experience justice!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 5 years ago

    Another excellent shot – love the backdrop, too.

  • Definitely one of my favorite shots! Thank you ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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