It certainly would appear I got the attention of this guy / gal. 😉
I happened across this gorgeous ferruginous hawk this past Sunday as it sat perched on a pole keeping watch. These guys are usually relatively tolerant of humans but this one was far more so than normal. I was able to get some great closeups showing those awesome facial features and beautiful plumage.
Ferruginous hawks are the largest buteos in North America and from a distance, their size and profile may have them mistaken for eagles. While they can be found here in Colorado year-round, they are most common during the winter months.