With early morning temperatures below zero, this raptor was in no rush to go hunting. It instead opted to just hang out and sit in a snowy field which was good as it gave me a chance to snap a picture of it. I have very, very few pictures of these guys as they aren’t all that common and usually prefer areas away from people.
They spend their summers in the Arctic where they mate and winters in southern Canada and the lower 48. One of their most notable features is that their legs are feathered all the way down to the toes, one of only three American raptors like that. The other two being the Ferruginous Hawk and the Golden Eagle.
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