Ferruginous Hawk Pano

Ferruginous Hawk in flightFerruginous Hawk in flight – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/3200, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

Just a simple Ferruginous Hawk image today. I love the raised wings of the Ferruginous Hawk, the bright blue sky with just a hint of clouds and the regal raptor soaring above me and the Stansbury Mountains in Tooele County, Utah. Wild, free and doing exactly what it wants.


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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. Hmm, I think something went wrong, hopefully this won’t post twice: Your bird in flight images are outstanding Mia, this one joins a long list that are breath-takingly beautiful

  2. Love the photo Mia…thanks for sharing!

  3. Amazing, the looks are incredible, thanks for showing me that.

  4. Wild, free and stunningly beautiful. Thank you.
    For some reason I couldn’t get into your blog (or Ron’s) yesterday. So now I am off to see yesterday’s avian delights.

    • EC, there has been a problem with the hosting company for mine & Ron’s sites, it seems it was a geographical outage and appears to move around the globe. It was crazy. Maybe it still is!

      Thanks for commenting on this hawk post, I think Ferruginous Hawks are one of the most handsome raptors!

  5. Beautiful photo, Mia! I hope I see a Ferruginous Hawk someday soon!

  6. Yep, “Wild, free and doing exactly what it wants” is the ease I get from Nature, something I don’t get much with human beings, and Nature provides it for free!

  7. Mia, what a beautiful shot of a most beautiful hawk. The first time I ever saw a Ferruginous Hawk was in December of 1987 while on a Christmas bird count in Northern Colorado!

  8. Ain’t nothin’ “simple” about that bird!…or getting a shot like that…love the colors, the punctuation of black at the wing tips, all the detail…can count almost every wing feather…Beautiful, powerful, regal bird. He means business!

  9. beautifull hawk, you got a good picture of this one, i m very happy to folow your blog
    have a nice day mia ☺

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