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Ferruginous Hawk

Buteo regalis


Beautiful Ferrug sunning him/herself in the morning light. These are winter migrants to our state and it's always exciting seeing them in the area!!

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37 Comments (1–25)

ChristyHolland a year ago

Thank you all for all of your comments!! I have to say I could not have gotten such a good group of pictures if it hadn't been for my "chauffer" and partner in chaos, Emily Marino, who was able to snap a few shots herself out the window, with foot on the pedal and my hand on the wheel!! It was fantastic!! Thanks Emily!

KarenL a year ago

Awesome series Christy! Congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau a year ago

Astonishing photos! Congrats!

EmilyMarino a year ago

Beautiful bird, beautiful photos Christy! Congratulations on another well deserved spotting! Let's go birding again soon! :D

DanielHernández a year ago

Thank you

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh a year ago

Congratulations on the SotD :)

CarolSnowMilne a year ago

Gorgeous series. Congratulations on SOTD! Just a fantastic bird.

ChristyHolland a year ago

Thank you Nuwan and asergio!

Congratulations, Christy. It is an amazing series, like all your spottings.

NuwanChathuranga a year ago

Congratulations on your SOTD !!

ChristyHolland a year ago

Thank you everyone for your comments!!

JillBlack a year ago

Nice series congratulations

LeanneGardner a year ago

Very beautiful bird Christy! Congratulations on your SOTD :)

Nayeli a year ago

Great moment captured. Nice spotting

YukoChartraw a year ago

Congratulations Christy! Well-deserved!

ChristyHolland a year ago

Thank you Joshua and Ashish! Joshua, males and females have identical plumage...what makes you think this one is a female?? I've been working with them for years in rehab and the only way to sex them is to do surgery or watch them lay an egg (or watch nesting habits). Females are generally larger than males, but there are large males and small females, so we usually are not positive what they are. I'd love to hear your theories and where you heard them...I'll definitely pass the info to my director...thank you!

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel a year ago

BTW it's a female.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Neat details of flight... Fantastic capture.... Congrats Christy...

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel a year ago

Beautiful and rare spotting! Congrats Christy!

ChristyHolland a year ago

Thank you Phil!

ChristyHolland a year ago

Wow!!! I'm honored once again!! And very, very proud to be part of Project Noah! Thank you very much!!!

peter a year ago

Thanks for sharing this amazing encounter with us, Christy! Congratulations, we've chosen your photo as spotting of the day!

"This beautiful Ferruginous Hawk closely resembles the Golden Eagle. But this powerful raptor can be identified by its fan-shaped tail, round-tipped wings, and distinct rusty-coloured plumage. The common name of the Ferruginous Hawk means "rusty color" and refers to the coloration of the bird’s wing and legging feathers. They inhabit the grasslands, deserts, and open-areas of western North America, and also nest on the ground not just in trees."


Phil_S a year ago

Fantastic photos!

ChristyHolland a year ago

Gracias, harsuame!!

harsuame a year ago

Fantástico ::

Brighton, Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.01, Long: -104.82

Spotted on Nov 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012


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