two hawks hunting

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two hawks hunting
Feb 23, 2014

shot with K3+DA*300 hand-held, AF-C with 9-point extended, no SR, TAv mode, cropped for composition, down-sized for the web.

Red-shouldered Hawk, one of the pair who nest nearby:

Red-tailed Hawk flashing its name-sake tail feathers, also nests in the area, larger than Red-shouldered hawks:

There are noticeable differences between the wings of these hawks. The RS Hawk has higher aspect-ratio wings which gives it more speed. The deeper, lower aspect-ratio wings of the RT Hawk give it more power and lift, which also helps it carry larger prey.


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