I hope you enjoyed these great raptors.... also feel free to visit Camera Critters for a wealth of other animals!
The guy behind the lens
- John S. Mead
- Suburban Dallas, Texas, United States
- I am a science teacher at an independent school in Dallas, Texas. I work mostly with middle schoolers and love to open their eyes about the natural wonders of our world. My photography stems from that desire to share what I've encountered of the wider world. Please feel free to visit my web site WWW.BlueLionPhotos.com
Saturday, May 28, 2011
BPRC - Red Tailed Hawks
Last weekend I had the great pleasure to visit the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center on the shores of Lake Lavon just east of Plano, Texas. I had the privilege of meeting 11 birds of prey which I will share here on the Blue Lion Blog over time. Each of the BPRC's educations birds are unable to survive in the wild due to either physical or behavioral issues that would prevent their adaptation to a wild state.The first installment features the Red Tailed Hawk. These are the largest hawks we have in North Texas and are a common sight in our skies. Because of their wide distribution in North America, you (assuming you're in North America!) you are probably familiar with them. To learn more about these great birds, I strongly recommend Cornell University's Ornithology Lab as a fundamental resource regarding birds.