We noticed a hawk in the trees by the turnaround along the two way section of the Wildlife Drive at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge In Oceanville, NJ. I was photographing the hawk as it was looking around and also at me. Then it moved to the top of another tree. After a while it flew off and was able to get a few shots of the takeoff. I was using a Canon 7D with a Canon 400mm DO lens and Canon 1.4x Teleconverter. (FIeld of View – sort of equivalent would be 896mm on Full Frame Camera). I always have trouble ID’ing hawks. Do not know why. Let me know!
Great photos! I have the same trouble with Hawks. I’m hoping my bird identifying skills improve with time!
Thanks! I just seem to have problems with hawks!
Keep practicing, practice makes perfect!
Same here about IDing hawks, but that doesn’t keep me from guessing! 😉 Juvenile red-tailed?
Yes, that is what I thought it was also, but if I guess I did not want to give wrong info.
I really like the view of the wing underside in the first image.
Thanks Steve! I liked it also!
Fine shots, Reed! I’m not great at identifying them either😏
Thanks so much! I keep trying, but hopefully I will get better at ID’ing them!