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Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

A Red-tailed hawk had a fly-in with one of my windows yesterday.
You can see the impressions of the talons and beak.
Also in the upper left is the sweep from the wings across the
glass. After being quite stunned, the bird flew off.

A close in shot. You can see the scratches he left:

And here's an image a few years ago of a much smaller bird
leaving it's impression:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/125s f/5.6 at 56.0mm iso100 full exif

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Sue Robertson14-Sep-2010 04:55
I had a sulphur crested cockatoo hit my car one afternoon.. I don't know who received the bigger shock.. He left some traces as well...
Phil Douglis24-Aug-2010 18:01
This is just about as abstract an image as you can make of a hawk, or any bird for that matter, Jenene. The imprint of the talons on your window activates the imagination, and we can see the rest of the raptor in our mind's eye.
shatterbug24-Aug-2010 05:52
Yikes! You should be pleased you have strong windows :-)