Picture of the Week
This is a Red tail hawk, not quite mature but almost. You don’t get a chance to see one up close like this every day even if you hike a lot. Most of the shots of wildlife I get are pure chance since I’m just a casual photographer. The people who really know what they are doing set up blinds etc. so for me just to happen on this hawk was a real treat. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture but this is a very large hawk, much, much, bigger than many other species in the area. The eyes are amazing these birds can see. What a magnificent creature.