Unseasonably warm temperatures, golden light from sunrise and a very willing photo subject made for a perfect morning photo shoot on this day back at the end of October.
If you happen to spot a hawk in North America, there is a good chance it is one of these. They are found across much of the continent and are probably the most common. Typically you will see them perched on utility poles and fences or soaring on thermals keeping an eye out for a meal below.
This particular one is named Karma and is a captive bird used for falconry and education. She and some of her friends were part of a raptor photo shoot that my son and I participated in giving us the opportunity to get some pretty amazing captures.