Galleries - Black Forest Hawks, Nov. 2012
I was out on north Black Forest Road in El Paso County and spotted this hawk sitting on top of grain silo. The barn and silo were quite a ways from the road, within a fence, so I couldn't get very close. I used my Sigma 150-500mm telephoto lens maxed out, and it actually did pretty well. These are the best of about fifty photos. The hawk sat for a few minutes for me on the silo, then got bored, but it hung around for a while circling the field. To my surprise, the better shots were of the bird in flight, not sitting still.