I spent several hours studying my hawk references, so that if I got a good look, I could figure out what the species is.
Finally, I got my chance!
|Rough Legged Hawk|
This hawk had a lizard he was eating for lunch, so he sat on the pole while I got his photo!
Notice the feathers that come way down on the legs of this bird. That is the basis of the name given him.
Such a regal being.