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Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

I went on a family camping trip and luckily brought my camera. Above an adjacent campsite is a large stick nest, surprising close to the ground 12-15 feet up the tree. Within a few minutes we could hear the cries of the juveniles asking to be fed. The pair of juveniles have been probably out of the nest for a week now and are making small flights around the campground. Quite often, when things were quiet, they would perch very low to the ground providing some great opportunities to observe this usually very skittish raptor. Lighting conditions were very dark so I did use flash for fill in a few pics. Every morning, the little ones were tearing into frogs just above our campsite.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/50s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso640 full exif

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larose forest photos13-Jul-2011 02:28
Perfect campsite I think! What a wonderful sight to see. V
wade clare13-Jul-2011 00:33
Nice bird to get,Bill
pkocinski12-Jul-2011 11:57
I'd say you picked a great time to go camping and an even better campsite :-) Awesome image of this hawk.
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