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I Found a Roughy!

Yup, that’s right.  I found a ‘Roughy’, or Rough-legged Hawk this morning.  Actually, I first spotted this one hovering on Monday, however I could not ID by marks.  Roughies are known for hovering while they hunt, so I had my suspicions.  I went back this morning and managed to get a couple of (terrible) shots that were good enough to make and ID.  Below is the ‘best’ shot of the lot.

Rough-legged Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) - Click for larger size

Yay!  My first Roughie!  I hope it stays for the winter; I would like to drop by a few more times…