When I snapped this image yesterday, I had a feeling it was a good one and I have to say, this has got to be on of my favorites images of these hawks that I have taken. The sun was behind the hawk but its flight was at just the right angle to allow the sunlight to run up its chest and really light up its face and eye.
With a wingspan of 4 to 5 feet, these are the largest buteos in North America. When seen from a distance perched on a pole, they are oftentimes mistaken for an eagle.
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