The Rough-Legged Hawk is a resident in our area during the winter months as they breed in the Arctic and migrate south to the Northern United States and Southern Canada for winter. We usually see them soaring and sometimes hovering in the air hunting in a similar fashion to the much smaller American Kestrel. It was nice to see this one sitting still for a bit so we could get a nice look as like many hawks identification if difficult and something we are not very confident in.
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Handsome and great capture! Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year! ⌚🔢🕛🎊🧨🍾
Thanks and wishing you a very happy new year as well.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in person. Wonderful shot, beautiful coloring.
Hi they are nice looking birds indeed.
Happy New year!
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