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Taken during the Raptor Free Flight Demonstration at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot SX10IS
Kimberly P-Chadwick’s Fan Page

Though I am not keen on posting images with the wings “chopped off”, I couldn’t resist uploading this one. She was eye with me and had to fly just a bit as I felt her fly over my head! Breathtaking!

Ferruginous Hawk

The largest N. American buteo, they have an almost aquiline presence; large0billed and heavy headed, wide-bodied and full-winged, it might be mistaken for an eagle, especially in the rarer dark morph.

This species if restricted to dry open habitats, especially deserts and grasslands, where it hunts small mammals from the air or on a low perch. More than most buteos, ferruginous Hawks spend a lot of time on the ground.

This species is distinctive in all plumages, showing very white remiges (with dusky tips)and a pale rectrices from below.

VOICE a very high, thin, piping wheeee-errrrr, descending, with a somewhat plaintive quality.

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Comments

  • Prasad
    Prasadabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thank you so much Sir, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhabout 4 years ago

    Wow..Great catch..

  • Thank you friend, your support is appreciated!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertabout 4 years ago

    Amazing capture!

  • Thank you Bonnie!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...about 4 years ago

    Awesome capture, Kimberly! Love the tight crop!

  • Something different for me no doubt, but it seemed to work and show the feeling I had when she flew at me! it was breathtaking! Thank you Daniel!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thank you Russel, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 4 years ago

    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you my dear friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 4 years ago

    Spot on indeed, Kimberly! Incredible timing! One of my fave hawks! Beautiful! ;o)

  • Mine too Krys, thank you so much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • gdbeeler
    gdbeelerabout 4 years ago

    Super!

  • Thank you Gary!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    WoooooooHooooo His he flying over you! OMG! What an extraordinarily Fantastic natural nature Image…Bravo…hugs

  • Thank you Laura, it was intense. I felt the air move above my head as she passed over. Everyone moved and I stayed! It was amazing!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture indeed Kimberly,Trev

  • Thank you so very much Trev!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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