bird photography : raptors and owls

Sleek and powerful, raptors captivate the attention of virtually every birder--to the point that many avian enthusiasts cite hawks as the animal they'd most like to be reincarnated as. Most-often seen high above or perched on trees blurring past alongside the highway, raptors can be difficult to photograph well, making each encounter a special treat.

gallery raptors and owls

Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
(Accipiter cooperii)
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
(Falco sparverius)
A Red-shouldered Hawk
Immature Red-shouldered Hawk
(Buteo lineatus)
 
Mississippi Kite
Mississippi Kite
(Ictinia mississippiensis)
Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl
(Athene cunicularia)
Red-shouldered Hawk near Bird Rock
Red-shouldered Hawk
(Buteo lineatus)
 
Great Horned Owl Close-up
Great Horned Owl
(Bubo virginianus)
Osprey with a Fish
Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)
A young Cooper's Hawk enjoys his meal
Cooper's Hawk
(Accipiter cooperii)
 
A Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
(Buteo lineatus)
Osprey
Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)
Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier
(Circus cyaneus)
 
A Barred Owl
Barred Owl
(Strix varia)
   

 



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