Picture of the Day - "Day of the Hawk" - Feb. 2, 2017
With the light dust of snow last night, we though we would check out the scenery on the Marsh and get something a bit different than wildlife. Of course, if we did see wildlife, we planned on taking pictures of it anyway. :) We got some great scenery shots but for some reason, the sky and trees were full of hawks, Red-tailed and Rough Legged. We must have seen between 20 and 30 of them. The big surprise was when we saw a Dark Morph and a Light Morph Rough-legged Hawk, fighting in the sky. We saw the Dark Morph first and were taking picture of it circling, when the Light Morph flew in and they tussled for a bit.
Taken with Canon 7D Mark II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @ 600mm. 1/2000 sec, f/8 and ISO 400