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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 10 years 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 10 years ago

Awesome series Christy! Congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Astonishing photos! Congrats!

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

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

DanielHernández 10 years ago

Thank you

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations on the SotD :)

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

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

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Thank you Nuwan and asergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

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

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD !!

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Thank you everyone for your comments!!

JillBlack 10 years ago

Nice series congratulations

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Very beautiful bird Christy! Congratulations on your SOTD :)

Nayeli 10 years ago

Great moment captured. Nice spotting

YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Congratulations Christy! Well-deserved!

ChristyHolland 10 years 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!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

BTW it's a female.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

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

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

Beautiful and rare spotting! Congrats Christy!

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Thank you Phil!

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

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

peter 10 years 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 10 years ago

Fantastic photos!

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Gracias, harsuame!!

harsuame 10 years ago

Fantástico ::

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Brighton, Colorado, USA

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

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