I cannot sing the praises of these gorgeous raptors enough. They are my favorite hawks and absolutely beautiful, especially when in flight and viewed from underneath. Those pristine white feathers and the distinctive ‘joker’ smile are captivating to me.
This particular Ferruginous was keeping watch on a snowy afternoon last week. After letting me get my fill of images of it posing, it took flight directly overhead. With its wings spread to their full four foot span, it never once took its eyes off of me, seemingly staring right into the camera. Large snowflakes can be seen falling from the sky as well. A nice image of a beautiful bird.