One serious looking Red-tailed Hawk

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One serious looking Red-tailed HawkOne serious looking Red-tailed Hawk

I love the stare of raptors because they always appear so serious, intense and they have a no-nonsense look to their eyes like this Red-tailed Hawk has. I suppose raptors have to be no-nonsense despite what their eyes look like simply because they are focused on survival. There were times in my life where I had to be that focused too so that I could survive as well so perhaps that is what draws me to the eyes of raptors.

I am going to be on the road not long after this post is published and I hope that I will get a chance to photograph Red-tailed Hawks and more.



  1. Elephant's Child June 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Serious look indeed. My eldest brother has that look, but none of the beauty. He can’t fly either. I think the dejected look would be more appropriate to him. And more honest.
    Flippancy aside – that is one stunning bird, and photo.

  2. Montanagirl June 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I wouldn’t want to be the object of his scrutiny!

  3. Jerry Liguori June 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Mia – neat pic. I like seeing all your Red-tails and studying the unbanded tail types as much as the banded types. Also note the pale innermost secondary that people can confuse for a feather from the previous generation.

  4. patty chadwick June 28, 2014 at 5:54 am

    As the saying goes, “The eyes have it!”….That’s what I call “the laser look”. No wonder they are successful hunters….wonderful image…like flying beside him/her.

  5. Bob Bushell June 28, 2014 at 4:23 am

    It is serious looking, cheers Mia.

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