Quite a show from this beautiful raptor! As winter weather begins to take hold, more and more of these cool guys are arriving to the plains of Colorado. This one was hanging out on a fence post, keeping watch then took flight.
The image really showcases that beautiful, white, brown and gray plumage – and its impressive five foot wingspan. More often than not, you will actually find these hawks on the ground, staking out a prairie dog colony hoping to make a meal out of the unsuspecting rodents.