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Our red-tailed hawks are back too

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Chris_B, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    I've seen them circling over local sports fields for a few weeks now. One even landed on our neighbors fence yesterday. This morning, I went looking for a hawk and didn't see any at the local ball field, however this guy few right in front of me and landed on a light pole right along route 50. I pulled off and got these shots from my front seat :biggrin:.

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  2. Nice captures.
     
  3. Cool shots. We have a red-tailed hawk that often lands in the tall trees in our back yard, sometimes with dinner. My longest lens at this time is the 18-200VR, (no way). Even if I had your 500, I don't have your excellent BIF skills. Thanks for posting these.
     
  4. sjlarue

    sjlarue

    Nov 18, 2007
    OH-IO
    Nice sharp images.
     
  5. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks guys. It pays to have the camera out when driving from place to place.
     
  6. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    great shots Chris
     
  7. btbD3

    btbD3

    24
    Jun 17, 2008
    Iowa
    awesome shots!
     
  8. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    I love the takeoff shots...and he flew towards you, that's a huge plus!
     
  9. Very nice there Chris. Love those take off shots.
     
  10. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks guys.
     
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