Mondays Are For The Birds – Red-shouldered Hawks

Although I still have quite a few images from this year’s nest in my “to process” list, this one may be my favorite pic for the year.  In this image the smallest chick, who was always the last to be fed, is looking up at mom and seeming to wonder where her share of the latest kill was.  Mom is taking a break after tearing apart and passing out the meat.  She has a look around before taking again to the wind to find more.  While watching the nest I was always excited to see this small one be able to swallow down a large piece of meat and I was always prompted to send the camera’s mirror flapping.

“Hungry Eyes”

Technical details: Canon EOS 7D camera,  EF400mm f/5.6L USM lens, ISO 400,  f/6.3, 1/160 sec

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