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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!!
Spotted on Nov 14, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012
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37 Comments (1–25)
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!
Awesome series Christy! Congratulations!
Astonishing photos! Congrats!
Beautiful bird, beautiful photos Christy! Congratulations on another well deserved spotting! Let's go birding again soon! :D
Congratulations on the SotD :)
Gorgeous series. Congratulations on SOTD! Just a fantastic bird.
Thank you Nuwan and asergio!
Congratulations, Christy. It is an amazing series, like all your spottings.
Congratulations on your SOTD !!
Thank you everyone for your comments!!
Nice series congratulations
Very beautiful bird Christy! Congratulations on your SOTD :)
Great moment captured. Nice spotting
Congratulations Christy! Well-deserved!
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!
BTW it's a female.
Neat details of flight... Fantastic capture.... Congrats Christy...
Beautiful and rare spotting! Congrats Christy!
Thank you Phil!
Wow!!! I'm honored once again!! And very, very proud to be part of Project Noah! Thank you very much!!!
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."