Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk From Brigantine

I am still going through backup drives for images to post here. These are from a trip to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in March of 2014. We were out of the car along the 2 way section of the Wildlife Drive when I noticed a hawk on one of the treetops. I am not great at ID’ing hawks, but I believe it is a juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk. Let me know if I am wrong! Anyway, it posed for me for quite a while. I slowly moved closer, little by little & did not want to bother it or scare it off. I was able to get some interesting images before others gathered to see what I was photographing and got to close to the tree it was on. Here are a few of the images taken as I was slowly getting closer until others noticed what I was photographing and scared the hawk off. All images were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIII, handheld.

14 Comments on “Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk From Brigantine

    • Thanks so much Eliza! And yes, curious people do what they do. I especially like it when they stand right in front of me! Like the view slightly to the left or right would not be good for them. Or they set up a spotting scope directly in my way. But people do strange things!😊

    • Thanks Steve! It was a great day to photograph at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR. It is nice when the birds co-operate!

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