Took a walk along Sand Creek the other day, scoping out where I’ll begin leading my first bird walk in quite awhile. It was clear, cold and beautiful and I saw some lovely birds.
This first beauty – Red-tailed Hawk – but no red tail? Closest match in the Sibley Guide seems to be a Southwestern Juvenile.
Here is a little beauty – any guesses?
These two are fun! The larger bird is new and I believe the smaller one is the same bird as the one in the first photo. I’m always amazed at the differences in Red-tailed Hawk plumages. Some hanky-panky going on here I think.
And THEN such a glorious surprise right above my head! I believe this is a 3rd year Bald Eagle. There were actually two of them, both juvenile birds.
And then someone found ME. Now you see her.
Now.. you don’t.