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Ferruginous Hawk I

Ferruginous Hawk I

Buteo regalis or Regal Hawk is a perfect name for the Ferruginous Hawk. The largest of all North American Raptors it is a seldom seen sentinel of the grassy plains in South West Arizona. We were surprisingly blessed during our visit to Whitewater Draw to find two of these masters of their domain. Here is an image of the first one we saw as it left its perch on a pole on N. Central Highway.
Shoot Date: January 19, 2018
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter priority ¹⁄₂₀₀₀ sec at f/7.1 ⅓ EV
Lens: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011 @ 600 mm
ISO: 400