A hawk of the North, the Rough-legged Hawk breeds in Arctic tundra and taiga regions around the northern hemisphere. Both dark and light forms are common, with many birds intermediate between the extremes.
Rural neighborhood near farmland
This is the first rough-legged hawk I've ever seen! So, even though the pictures are blurry, I wanted to share!
Lat: 40.01, Long: -104.82
Spotted on Dec 28, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012