This Ferruginous Hawk seemed a bit perturbed that I was disturbing its morning hunt. Taken near Denver International Airport this past weekend, this raptor was hanging out on a pole keeping close watch on a field for its breakfast.
These large hawks are found across the western half of the United States. They are most easily distinguished by the “smile” and legs and feet that are feathered all the way to the talons. You can learn more about this cool hawk here.
View more pictures from this day’s excursion below.