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Old Jan 2, 2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Traffic Hawk

I was coming up to one of Hot Springs' busiest intersections this morning when I was greeted with an unusual sight... a hawk supervising traffic. This guy, which I've tentatively identified as a first-year juvenile red-tail (I stand correctable if I'm wrong on the ID.), was perched on on the supports for the traffic lights, carefully watching every car. I swung into a gas station parking lot and snapped off a couple of shots.

Shot with the K-7 and Bigma.


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Old Jan 3, 2010, 8:21 AM   #2
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You think that's impressive... wait till he gets his badge gun!

I do believe you're right on the ID Paul... or it could be an African goose

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Old Jan 4, 2010, 5:43 AM   #3
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ID looks correct to me - and a nice clear photo too! These adolescents do show up in some strange places... glad you were ready to "shoot" him!
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 6:59 AM   #4
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I agree with the ID. Nice shot of a pretty young Hawk.

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Old Jan 8, 2010, 2:04 AM   #5
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it is good to see a hawk in what seems to be an urban environment
and a very nice snap to boot
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