A common but very cool raptor. I see these guys all over the place and oftentimes am a bit dismissive of them, never lifting my camera to take a picture. On this morning though, this particular one was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.
It was perched at the top of a relatively short tree, quite in the open, allowing for a chance to get some nice shots. After giving me a number of poses, it decided the photo session was done and took flight – this image showing one of an entire sequence I captured. Taken at Barr Lake State Park, Colorado.