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Raptor Triplex

Last week I was fortunate enough to find a few birds of prey to photograph. While traveling through southwest North Dakota, I captured a number of images of a Bald Eagle in flight. Although it was a blustery, gusty day, he rode the winds with masterful control. (Click on each image to see them in larger format.)

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After pulling off the highway and onto the county road leading home, I noticed a small hawk struggling to keep his balance atop of a cedar tree. I managed to get a few shots of him before he tired from fighting the swaying branches and flew away. He was later identified as a Harlan’s Red-tailed Hawk.

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And about a mile from home, a Rough-legged Hawk, which is a common winter visitor, tried to lay low on a power pole. With the brisk wind strafing his face, he soon relinquished his perch to find a place better sheltered.

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2 responses

  1. Kathy O.

    Wow! Beautiful.

    February 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    • Yes they are 🙂 Thanks Kathy!

      February 27, 2014 at 10:03 pm

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