Rough-legged Hawk

Buteo lagopus

ML79170641


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David Vander Pluym
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eBird Checklist S9529650
Quail Lake
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.7701, -118.7522 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Others have seen since, David got identifiable photos. Foraging in a field south of the highway as we approached the lake (opposite Gorman Post Rd). As we drove by I saw a hawk with a white tail and called it a Ferruginous, but it then started hovering, which I told David and he immediately pulled over. Sure enough, a Rough-leg--it gave us decent looks. Long white tail with thick black tip, pale breast contrasting with solid black belly, black wrist-patches on mostly white underwings. It was foraging by cruising down the field, turning into the wind and hovering for about 10 seconds, then turning and cruising down the field, hovering again and so on.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 40D
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
320
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
31KB
Dimensions
174 x 171

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