JUVENILE RED-TAILED HAWK NEAR SILVER CITY, MICHIGAN, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
Pentax 55-300 at 300mm
1/1250 sec. f8
This one was hard to identify, but a study of the bird books and consultation with experts led me to the conclusion that it's a young example of the red-tailed hawk, very common in Upper Michigan. The light eyes suggest that it might even be one of this year's hatch. I spotted it atop a power pole while driving past on State Highway M64 during midafternoon on an overcast day, stopped the car and shot from its window. Taking a camera with long lens in the car sometimes bears fruit.