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Ferruginous Hawk

Buteo regalis

Description:

This is a large, broad-winged hawk lives and hunts in arid grasslands, prairies of North America

Habitat:

Grassland prairie near small lakes, ponds, and food sources.

Notes:

This ferruginous Hawk was feeding on a prairie dog when a red-tailed hawk came in to steal a few bites. The larger ferruginous hawk defended her meal, had her fill and flew off. The red-tailed hawk eventually came back to pick through the leftovers. Additional photos from this event can be viewed at KristaHerman's PN page as she was with me: http://www.projectnoah.org/users/KristaH...

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15 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thanks CatCuff!

KatCuff
KatCuff 8 years ago

Great series!!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

I guess so Lisa, thanks for the kind words! :)

LisaFP
LisaFP 8 years ago

Wow, great catch Emily....no pun intended! Poor little prairie dog....oh well everything needs to eat :)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thanks Liam! A friend and I went looking for snowy owls in Colorado. It was too windy and we didn't see any owls. On the way home we saw these guys! It made the day so worth it!

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Great series, Emily! Looks like you had a great day with the hawks!

Arun
Arun 8 years ago

Great capture ..

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you Nopayahnah and Sachin! The first picture is my favorite too!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Love that first photo especially!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Wow, very much impressive pictures great series, Emily

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you Christy and annorion!

annorion
annorion 8 years ago

Awesome spotting!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Beautiful! I was waiting for your pics after seeing Krista's! I'm jealous! That looks like a big PD...one they can share easily... Love the pic in flight!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you KarenL, it was very exciting!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wonderful!

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Feb 28, 2012
Submitted on Feb 28, 2012

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