I photographed this pair of Red-tailed Hawks while enjoying Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in the Centennial Valley of Montana last summer in early morning light. These adults were being bothered by some American Kestrels so they may have been to close to the falcon’s nest or young.
I found this adult on Antelope Island State Park in Utah last September, it was near a location where I had been photographing three different juvenile Red-tailed Hawks. I like how the same rufous tones can be found in the rocks and the hawk’s plumage.
The eyes on this particular adult red-tailed seem rather light to me, normally in adults the eyes are a darker brown.
Just a few Red-tailed Hawk images that I have been meaning to process and share.
More Red-tailed Hawk images