Hovering Hawk

In the stiff western breeze after Thursday morning’s drenching rainstorm, this Red-tailed Hawk hovered over the west side of the park, its eyes piercing this way and that.  When I first saw it in the distance, I was sure it was a White-tailed Kite, well known for hovering.  Not until I got closer and saw the color could I get it right.  This bird might have taken hover lessons from the kite.  While I watched, it caught nothing.  Moments later I saw a second bird that might have been this one’s twin, a bit too far in the distance to get an image.  The video is slowed down a bit. 


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