Tale Of A Red-tailed Hawk

Perched adult Red-tailed HawkPerched adult Red-tailed Hawk

This is a rather short tale about a Red-tailed Hawk although the tail of the Red-tailed Hawk is no shorter than any other Red-tailed Hawk. It is just a tale of a perched Red-tailed Hawk adult …

Adult Red-tail lifting offAdult Red-tail lifting off

Who lifted off from its lofty perch…

Red-tailed adult with wings spread outRed-tailed adult with wings spread out

To soar and survey its kingdom…

Red-tailed Hawk adult flying byRed-tailed Hawk adult flying by

And to give me a look at its regal eye as it flew past me in its royal plumage.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Thanks much for the comments on this Red-tailed Hawk post.

  2. Humming Bird lover

    Hi! Wow! great photo’s . There is one that comes around here . I think? Have a great day!

  3. Nice shots of a wonderful bird!

  4. Amazing captures Mia, love these

  5. Nice!

  6. I got a few shots of one today, but they pale in comparison to yours! You inspire me to do better indeed!

  7. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    What a handsome fellow! I never tire of watching the red-tails around here. There’s something magnetic about them … the minute I’m in close proximity I feel a need to scan the sky and then follow and sometimes I’m rewarded with a magnificent display. Many thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. The third photo down gives me a good view of the muscular structure of the wing. Great shots…

  8. great serie, i like the shots with the wings open, it s beautifull
    bravo mia ☺

  9. Great series, Mia, my favorite is the last photo!

  10. This is a poetic story with beautiful photographs to match. He is a beautiful bird!

  11. Just delightful, and as M. mentioned, very poetic. Love this post, Mia! :)

  12. I love Red-tailed Hawks. Fantastic images Mia:)

  13. Lovely images. I have a less than lovely story (depending on which side you’re on!) here: http://www.dukefarms.org/en/Stewardship/WildlifeCams/eagle-cam/ This has been all the rage in bird and wildlife communities in new jersey – it’s spreading like wildfire. It’s the clip from 3/24.

  14. Beautiful, it sounds so poetic with the words matching every scene.

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