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Red-tailed Hawk:   


On March 3, 1806, Captain William Clark, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, wrote in his journal:

"... I observe no difference between the Hawk of this Coast and those of the Atlantic. I have observed the large brown Hawk [most likely the Red-tailed Hawk], the Small or Sparrow hawk [American Kestrel], and a hawk of an intermediate Size with a long tail and blewish coloured wings, remarkably Swift in flight and very ferce. Sometimes called in the Un. States the hen Hawk [Northern Harrier].    those birds Seam to be common to every part of this Country in greater or smaller numbers, and the Hawks, Crows, and ravins build their nests is great numbers along the high & inaxcessable clifts of the Columbia, and Lewis's rivers when we passd along them. ..."

 
Astoria, Oregon ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Astoria, Oregon. Image taken November 11, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w1/4.


Baskett Slough NWR, Salem, Oregon ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


Beacon Rock, Washington ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Beacon Rock, Washington. Image taken February 7, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.


Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Dawson Creek Complex, Hillsboro, Oregon. Morning was sunny and crisp. Image taken November 11, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken May 10, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


North Plains, Oregon ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, North Plains, Oregon. Beautiful sunny spring day. Image taken March 24, 2014. Canon EOS 7d400.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken September 29, 2008. Right image taken November 16, 2008.

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Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, "light-morph Harlan's", Sauvie Island, Oregon. Late afternoon. Overcast. Image taken December 13, 2014. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, "light-morph Harlan's", Sauvie Island, Oregon. Late afternoon. Overcast. Image taken December 13, 2014. Canon SX50.


Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 16, 2008, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 16, 2008, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 16, 2008, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken December 6, 2008, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm. Right image taken December 4, 2008, Canon S5.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken November 26, 2008, Canon Rebel XSi, 200mm. Right image taken December 3, 2008, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken December 6, 2008, Canon S5 "SuperZoom". Right image taken December 4, 2008, Canon S5.


Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Left image taken October 19, 2010, Canon, 300mm. Right image taken February 21, 2010, Canon Rebel, 300mm.


The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon ...

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Red-tailed Hawk nest, The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon. At Eightmile Creek. Image taken April 22, 2013, Canon SX50.


Vancouver, Washington ... "with lunch" ...

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Red-tailed Hawk. Images taken June 1, 2009. Canon Rebel, 300z.
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Red-tailed Hawk, with lunch. Images taken June 1, 2009. Canon Rebel, 300z.


Vancouver, Washington ... in backyard ...

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Red-tailed Hawk. In backyard. Images taken October 4, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm, handheld, taken through double-paned plate glass window.

Hawk was chased into the backyard by the Crow. Hawk landed, Crow circled, and then Hawk flew again with Crow on his tail.

Images shot with Canon EOS 40d with 400mm, shot through a double-paned plate glass window. Click each image to enlarge.

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Red-tailed Hawk. In backyard. Images taken October 4, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm, handheld, taken through double-paned plate glass window.
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Red-tailed Hawk. In backyard. Images taken October 4, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm, handheld, taken through double-paned plate glass window.


Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken June 14, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Left image from Lower River Road, taken October 4, 2009. Right image from Vancouver Lake, December 16, 2008. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

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Red-tailed Hawk, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Lewis River floodplain. Left image taken December 5, 2012, Canon EOS 7d, 400mm. Right image taken September 13, 2015, Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken April 2, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawk, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken April 2, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Red-tailed Hawks (dark-morph on right), Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Cold sunny winter day, slight breeze, temps in the low 30s. Image taken January 6, 2017. Nikon P900.
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Red-tailed Hawk, dark-morph, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Cold sunny winter day, slight breeze, temps in the low 30s. Image taken January 6, 2017. Nikon P900.



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