This immature red-shouldered hawk was chasing the belted kingfisher.
Both sped past me as I watched the speed display in awe.
I managed to photograph the hawk but not the kingfisher.
As this yearling eagle flew over the waters of Lake Mattamuskeet he started to furl his wings.
I hoped he would dive for whatever he was seeing – instead he flew on.
Even against the grey sky the quick flash of the bright amber belly of a diving northern harrier is breath-taking.
bald eagle daring the rising sun
find the hawk: winged camouflage as this immature red-tailed hawk flies through the autumn trees
These two northern harriers are almost mirror images –
the one in front is immature (female I think) and the one in back is a mature female.