Finally some sun – and time – allowing me to get out and give the new Tamron SP 150-600 a good field test. Early to mid-afternoon time period not ideal in terms of lighting but the lens handled it well. All images hand-held.
I saw this little guy yesterday in an area known for hawks but it was cold, windy and snowy so I knew anything I captured would be less than stellar. Today I went back by and there he was, perched on a wire enjoying the (somewhat) milder temperatures and the warming morning sun. American Kestrels are North America’s smallest falcon but as fierce as any raptor.
North America’s smallest falcon – the American Kestrel. Haven’t had much time to take pictures the last couple of weeks so today I forced myself to make time. Took a walk along the South Platte River in Adams County, Colorado and managed to see this little guy hanging on in some stiff wind. Gray skies made for a poor background but I was pleased to get some pics as I have not had much luck getting pictures of them before.
Hawks have become quite plentiful along the Colorado Front Range this spring as they return from their winter grounds. Today was a veritable hawk fast out near Denver International Airport.
Among the many images captured today was this Red Tailed Hawk with its kill. It was initially perched on the pole, then swooped down to a nearby field and emerged with its meal. Unfortunately he didn’t want me to watch him eat and soon flew off before I could see it eat.
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