Ferruginous Hawk Pano

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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.



  1. kim June 28, 2013 at 1:51 am

    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

    • Mia McPherson June 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Kim, it did post twice but I will delete the first one. I appreciate your comments very much.

  2. Jerry Liguori June 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Love the photo Mia…thanks for sharing!

  3. Bob Bushell June 27, 2013 at 7:26 am

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

    • Mia McPherson June 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Bob, I do love these hawks.

  4. Elephant's Child June 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    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.

    • Mia McPherson June 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      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. Prairie Birder June 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

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

    • Mia McPherson June 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Charlotte, I hope you get to see a Ferruginous Hawk soon too!

  6. M. Firpi June 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

    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!

    • Mia McPherson June 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks Maria, some times I wish I could be as wild & free as this hawk.

  7. Sheila June 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

    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!

    • Mia McPherson June 26, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Thanks Sheila, I love this Buteo!

  8. patty chadwick June 26, 2013 at 6:26 am

    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!

    • Mia McPherson June 26, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Patty, of all the Buteos I think the Ferruginous is the most regal, maybe that is why it is part of its scientific name.

  9. Sam Brunson June 26, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Amazing picture! 🙂

  10. eric c11 June 26, 2013 at 5:32 am

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

    • Mia McPherson June 26, 2013 at 5:37 am

      Thank you Eric, Ferruginous Hawks are handsome birds!

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