This was one fun encounter to say the least. Ferruginous Hawks are quite common this time of year however the dark morph variety is relatively rare.
I was lucky enough to come across this one on the back roads of Adams County, Colorado. It was kind enough to let me get some nice pictures of it posing and best of all, when it launched, it went in the absolutely perfect direction allowing me to get a nice launch and flight series. Lots of fun with an absolutely gorgeous bird.
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