A Red-Tailed Hawk preps itself for an attack run on a prairie dog colony. Ultimately it wasn’t successful and flew off to find another victim. I don’t care for the pole perch but this hawk was absolutely gorgeous and I love the look on its face and the glint in its eye.
Red Tails are found across North America and are probably the most common hawk you may see. They have a very wide variety of coloring and markings which sometimes makes them difficult to identify.
Taken northeast of Denver, Colorado, USA on March 15, 2015. ?