Red-tailed Hawk, in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. We made a beautiful drive today that started out in blizzard conditions at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. It got worse on the west rim road until we descended into the canyon at the Orilla Verde Recreation Area. At the river we simultaneously scared up a Blue heron and some Mallards, not on purpose of course, but this Red-tailed Hawk lingered on a rocky perch high above the river for a few observation shots and then this happened. It was a good day. Thanks for looking. G
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and awesome too!!
Thank you Gale. I appreciate you. G
Quite the Ominous B & W photo with a perfect backdrop included here, Geraint.
It was all so perfectly back lit as the clouds moved across the sun. The bird lifted off just right. Thanks Ronald. G