Saturday, April 2, 2016

Gray Hawk, in immature plumage



When I found this hawk I had no idea it was a Grey Hawk as this 1st year plumage is so different from adult plumage.As can be seen in the pic above this immature hawk was relaxed when I started photographing as it perched with one leg tucked up.



Though I stayed in my car and stayed quiet to avoid disturbing the hawk the mechanical camera noise (all bells turned off) of my Canon 60d dslr camera alerted him and he looked right at me.

Bottom pic shows this bird is molting so will be transitioning to adult plumage. SeEtta