Our guest photographer, Dennis McElveen shares beautiful series of a Red-tailed Hawk from his recent trip to Big Bend National Park. Even though the Red-tailed Hawk may be the most common in the U.S., seeing one up close is still a magnificent sight.
Says Dennis, “the Hawk was just off the trail sitting on the sotol stalk. We stood and watched him for quite a while. He didn't leave until we got ever so close. Beautiful raptor.”
Learn more about the Red-tailed Hawk here.
A great blog to learn about birding in the Big Bend is http://bigbendtx.blogspot.com/
Big Bend National Park has several birding and wildlife watching sites included on the Far West Texas Wildlife Trail, a joint project of the Texas Mountain Trail and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Here’s a link to the BigBend Loop of that Trail.
We thank Dennis for sharing his wonderful images this week. This is our first post of a week of great photos. Interested in seeing more of Dennis’ work? Contact him at damfoto (at) sbcglobal (dot) net