© 2009 Albert A Rasch
I was hoping that some of my new falconer friends could help me identfy this raptor. I think it is a red shouldered hawk, but I'm not sure. I used my Audubon Field guide to help me narrow it down.
Notice the broken barring across the chest. That's what has me somewhat confused as it doesn't match any of the pictures I have in my book.
Unfortunately I had the smaller of my two point and shoot cameras, so the resolution isn't as good as it could be.
He was hanging around with a sandhill crane that was taking a breather during the middle of the day. I was out scouting for a suburban hunting spot. I may have found some, so there will be more to follow!
Albert A Rasch
The Hunt Continues...