Ferruginous Hawk

1/1250s at f11.0, ISO:800, Canon EOS-1D X, EF800mm+1.4x III converter

Ferruginous Hawks are open-country birds that breed in grasslands, sagebrush country, saltbush-greasewood shrub-lands, and edges of pinyon-juniper forests at low to moderate elevations. Their breeding habitat includes features such as cliffs, outcrops, and tree groves for nesting. West of the Rockies, Ferruginous Hawks spend the winter in grasslands or deserts with abundant rabbits, pocket gophers, or prairie dogs. East of the Rockies they live mostly in grasslands, especially those with abundant prairie dogs.
Boulder County, CO