Can you tell it snowed? 😉
Taken yesterday morning, this cool raptor was hanging out on a fence. I assume it had been there all night long and just hadn’t shaken off the snow that had fallen. As you can see, it didn’t seem too thrilled with Mother Nature’s gift of snow and the 5-degree temperature.
Ferruginous hawks are quite common on the plains in the winter. The dark morph variety, however, are a good bit rarer and it is always a treat to see one. This particular hawk has spent all winter hanging out in the same area but usually in spots that prevent decent captures. Yesterday it was more obliging.