Friday, November 25, 2022

Adult Male Rough-legged Hawk in Flight


Rising from its perch, a Rough-legged Hawk spread its wings wide and let the rising air carry him higher and higher without constantly flapping his wings. This is how Hawks conserve energy.

The wings provided only lift, but to stay airborne, the hawk needed some forward air movement that is simply moving air past the wings.


Hawks have predators!  They are afraid of owls, eagles and crows.  Snakes and raccoons steal the eggs of nesting hawks.

Life goes on.


  1. It is easy to be a bird, because your pictures !! ;-)

  2. They are afraid, but they are strong and agile (as you can see from the photos) - so they will escape.

  3. Tres bellas fotos del halcón. Al ser un pequeño rapaz también tiene depredadores. Es la ley la naturaleza, el grande se come al chico.
    Un abrazo y cuídate.

  4. Grandes tiros congelando al Halcón un pleno vuelo. Un buen trabajo, Kaya.


  5. Hello Kaya,
    What a great post. Fantastic how you have photograph this wonderful bird in his flight.
    So very well done. Really nice!!

    Many greetings,