Picture of the Day - "Liftoff" - Oct. 5, 2016

Went for a drive today to see if there were any Fall colours out. Headed up towards Rexton and worked our way back. As we were heading north, on the bridge in Bouctouche, an eagle flew over the car but we were not able to get a picture, on the middle of the bridge doing 100km. We made a few stops on the way back and got some Fall leaves, Blue Herons, Double-crested Cormorants, a Blue Jay, some close-ups of a crow and a friendly Gull, lots of Canadian Geese, Mallard Ducks, some Ring-necked Ducks and then this guy. We were almost home when we saw, what we thought was a crow, on top of a tree. As we went passed, we could see it had a white chest. I immediately pulled over and we got a few shots of this, we think, Red-tailed Hawk.

Taken with Canon 70D, Canon 100-400 mm @400 mm, 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 400