The Not So Perfect Landing Continued.....Red-tailed Hawk

Continued from my Picture of the Day - "The Not So Perfect Landing" - Nov 15, 2016, this juvenile Red-tailed Hawk flew towards this tree in what looked like it was going to be a perfect landing. However once he had touchdown, he began to loose his balance. He then had to move around, positioning his wings to catch himself and level out. After a few moments, he was able to get his balance, but not without a fair bit of effort on his part :) Canon 7D Mk ll & Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM + Canon 1.4x lll teleconverter @ 560mm


Touchdown....Getting a grip



Balancing act.....



Almost got it........






After getting his grip on the branch, he looks up at us as if to say "You didn't see that!"  lol.