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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 9 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 9 years ago

Awesome series Christy! Congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Astonishing photos! Congrats!

EmilyMarino 9 years ago

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

DanielHernández 9 years ago

Thank you

Congratulations on the SotD :)

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

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

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thank you Nuwan and asergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

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

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD !!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thank you everyone for your comments!!

JillBlack 9 years ago

Nice series congratulations

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Very beautiful bird Christy! Congratulations on your SOTD :)

Nayeli 9 years ago

Great moment captured. Nice spotting

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Congratulations Christy! Well-deserved!

ChristyHolland 9 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 9 years ago

BTW it's a female.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

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

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Beautiful and rare spotting! Congrats Christy!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Thank you Phil!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

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

peter 9 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 9 years ago

Fantastic photos!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Gracias, harsuame!!

harsuame 9 years ago

Fantástico ::

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Brighton, Colorado, USA

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


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