Rough Legged Hawk After Lunch
Sep24

Rough Legged Hawk After Lunch

I’ve been digging thru images from winter 2013 and I found this intriguing shot. This rough legged hawk had just finished off a field mouse and appears to be thinking about finding another one. The spot where I photographed rough legged hawks for about 5 years has been plowed under for what undoubtedly will be another strip...

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Rough Legged Hawk Hunter
Mar28

Rough Legged Hawk Hunter

This shot is another rough legged hawk from the winter of 2013.  

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Rough Legged Hawk on Prey
Jan27

Rough Legged Hawk on Prey

I had the good fortune to be able to watch this rough legged hawk catch and eat 2 mice in about 5 minutes. This hawk had just finished mouse 1 and he took off and hovered for 5 seconds or so then he pounced on another mouse. To my surprise the hawk landed about 75 feet from me and ate mouse 2. This shot has the mouse on the ground right in front of the hawk....

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Rough Legged Hawk Leaps From Fence
Jan19

Rough Legged Hawk Leaps From Fence

This rough legged hawk was so into his hunting that the bird allowed me to get close enough for this almost full frame shot. Seconds after this jump the rough legged hawk had a...

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Rough Legged Hawk Over Field
Jan19

Rough Legged Hawk Over Field

Ok already I know but I love rough legged hawks. This hawk hunted near my position a few times this afternoon. This just may be the best image I’ve ever taken. I have a few hundred more to check from today though and I’m not checking them now. Right now I’m pretty stoked about this...

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Dark Morph Rough Legged Hawk Landing on Perch
Jan19

Dark Morph Rough Legged Hawk Landing on Perch

The area I’m in has for sure three rough legged hawks of which this dark morph is one. This bird doesn’t show up much but I was glad I staked out one of his know perch’s yesterday....

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Rough Legged Hawk Sundown Hunter
Jan18

Rough Legged Hawk Sundown Hunter

This rough legged hawk is wintering in the same area as the dark morph. I have seen the 2 of them drive each other off a prime perch. I found this bird on a perch. I watched it jump and hover for a moment then it landed on the ground in a snowy field. The bird sat motionless for 3-4 minutes…them he pounced into a thicket of grass and pulled out a mouse. I’m guessing the bird knew the mouse was in there so the rough legged...

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Rough Legged Hawk Swoops In
Jan18

Rough Legged Hawk Swoops In

This rough legged hawk is a dark morph. As of 1-17-13 this bird among a few others is wintering in East Bethel Minnesota.

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Snowy Day Rough Legged Hawk
Oct24

Snowy Day Rough Legged Hawk

This rough legged hawk is hunting just off hwy 65 and Main in Blaine.

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Rough Legged Hawk Hunting
Oct18

Rough Legged Hawk Hunting

This rough legged hawk was a loner hunting the hwy 65 and Main St area for about 3 days in March of 2012.

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Rough Legged Hawk Talons Down
Sep28

Rough Legged Hawk Talons Down

This rough legged hawk was one of many wintering in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis Minnesota....

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Rough Legged Hawk
Sep20

Rough Legged Hawk

This rough legged hawk photo is a major crop job but I still like it. This hawk is hunting just before sundown. Rough legged hawks can be seen in many parts of Minnesota during the winter. They tend to favor open spaces near large blocks of wooded areas. The areas offer the rough legged good hunting opportunities. Rough legged hawks will use the wind to hover over a field while hunting. They also like to perch at the very top of trees...

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