Raptors - Ryan Taylor


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Red Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Beavercreek, Ohio

This hawk was spotted in my backyard perched on the bird feeder poles I have set up. While this was my first glimpse of it, I am under the assumption that it flushed out any songbirds at the feeder although I was told the hawk had a mouse in its talons. Quickly grabbing my telephoto lens, I managed to see it fly further away to the next backyard as it perched on this pool fence where it gave me a nasty look and stayed around for a few minutes before taking off. Raptors come around my backyard from time to time like this. The lesson is that it pays off to be quick on your feet, camera in hand and to know your gear and settings well enough to work under pressure.

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