Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hovering Hawk




I shot this through the front windshield...or I think it would have been a bit clearer.  I think it is a Rough-legged Hawk.  I am so used to seeing Northern Harriers do this, but then as we got closer and seen the wings, I thought not.  When I looked it up on All About Birds, it says the Rough-legged Hawk can hover if it is facing into the wind.  This one did exactly that.  It would hover for a while, then break away and fly on a little ways, then turn around and face into the wind and hover some more.  This was shot today.

11 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have never seen a hawk do this! Splendid video!!

Bonny Bonafilla said...

What an awesome bird.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You caught a magical moment! We have had a hawk hanging around. That's not uncommon, but the other day he was actually in our garage!! I have not been able to identify him. He looks like a Sharp Shin but has a band of pretty brown around his neck.
xx, Carol

Linda G. said...

Cool video! I never saw a hawk, or any bird for that matter, hover in one place like that.

Tom said...

...I must say that I don't know my hawks.

Michelle said...

Great video!

Sandra said...

I have never seen that either, great video and i loved hearing yours and Rogers voices.

Cat Lover said...

Great video Rose! As Sandra says it was lovely to hear you and Roger talking.

Betsy Adams said...

Great video of the hovering hawk.... Interesting information for sure... I've never seen one hover like that... So glad you got the video.

Happy 2018

Hugs,
Betsy

Ida said...

How cool is that. Flying in place!

Mary said...

wow...great video! I would have thought Harrier, too, but have never seen a Rough-legged hawk. It's neat when they do that.