One of the reason’s I love these raptors is that they are quite tolerant of people and allow you to get some great pictures.
This particular female was with her mate in an area northeast of Denver last weekend. As I took pictures of them sitting on posts, they took off and I thought perhaps I had scared them off. In fact it turns out they must have just wanted to stretch their wings for a bit and soon returned landing right in front of me and allowing me to capture this sequence.
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