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March 11, 2017

Flight Plan

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Gail Rogers Gail Rogers

On this particular day, I was with a friend hoping to take photos of raptors and ducks at Croton Point Park on the east shore of the Hudson River in New York.

As we stood on the top of a hill, we spotted a red-tailed hawk perched on a nearby pole. It stayed there for a while as if posing for us. Then, just as it took off, I got a few shots. I felt fortunate to get the hawk in flight.

I enjoy taking bird photos. When I spot a bird, I try to get the picture first. Then, if I am unsure of the species, I will ask a bird watcher for help with identification.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as the top submission for Wild View The Color Red Assignment. Our new Animal Antics Assignment features a Patagonia Black Hole Backpack prize for the winning photo.

Nikon D200, 300mm Lens

Croton, USA Map It


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John stahl
March 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Gail……fabulous image of the Red Tail. How fortunate to have a vantage point above the bird!

March 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Love this photo! I see hawks around my campus sometimes, and they’re so beautiful.

    Gail Rogers
    March 19, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Thank You