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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

A Red-tailed Hawk spotted during a photowalk along the Mount Vernon Trail, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

Habitat:

Forested area alongside the Potomac River, maintained by the U.S. National Park Service. Related Resource: http://www.nps.gov/gwmp/index.htm

Notes:

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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1 Comment

Geodialist
Geodialist 7 years ago

I just added four new photos to this spotting. Notice the sunlight focused upon the hawk's face by its eye in Photo 4 of 5 -- talk about a piercing stare! The title of Photo 5 of 5 is, "Finger Lickin' Good!" Yep, that's blood on the hawk's beak. Stay tuned for more photos of the hawk feeding on a small rodent.

Geodialist
Spotted by
Geodialist

Fort Hunt, Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.75, Long: -77.05

Spotted on Feb 6, 2012
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

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