Lunchtime Photo

Today is a double feature. The top photo is a picture of a Northern Harrier juvenile Cooper’s Hawk that I took about a year ago. He was just sitting there a few yards away from me while I waited for the train, and I got plenty of lovely, sharp shots.

Then, on Saturday, I saw another one a red-tailed hawk perched on a stop sign in a deserted parking lot. I got out to take a picture, but he flew away just as I lifted the camera to my eye. Luckily, he flew away sort of lazily and I managed to get an OK shot of him in flight.

NOTE: All bird IDs corrected per comments.

January 20, 2018 — Irvine, California
February 23, 2019 — Irvine, California


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