The Return of the Red-tail

The Red-tailed Hawk was back today, and while I did not get nice sharp pictures like I did the last time it visited, I got some of it taking flight.

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Hawks show so much variation in color patterns as they go from juveniles to adults, and also sometimes depending on what region they are in.   This hawk kindly made sure to show me all the signs of the Eastern population of Red-Tail — the spotty white vee on its back, the leading dark edge on the front of its wing, the white throat, “vest” of brown spots, and red tail — in this young hawk, just growing in.