Red-tailed Hawk lifting off from a nest in Box Elder County

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Red-tailed Hawk lifting off from a nestRed-tailed Hawk lifting off from a nest – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/4000, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

Earlier this year I photographed a pair of Red-tailed Hawks at a nest they had built onto the side of a cliff in Box Elder County, one of two nests that I knew of in that area. The second nest failed but the pair of hawks at this nest were successful and raised two young that fledged. Perhaps those two juvenile Red-tailed Hawks will stay in the area, I hope so.

When I photographed this Red-tailed Hawk lifting off from the nest it was in mid-April and I don’t believe they had laid their eggs yet. I’ll have to check next spring to see if this pair of Red-tailed Hawks will use this nest again.

Life is good. My internet connection this morning, not so much, which is why I kept this post short.



  1. Patty Chadwick September 13, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    An interesting photo…something about it reminds me of cave paintings…..

  2. Elephant's Child September 13, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Such an inhospitable looking environment. And yes, I hope they can successfully raise many more broods in the area.

  3. Bob McPherson September 13, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia.

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