I think the scientific name says a lot about Ferruginous Hawks..."Buteo regalis". They are certainly regal-looking birds. When you see them on the grasslands in the central part of the state, the first thing that often strikes you is just how brilliantly white they are underneath, so much so, that at a distance, I sometimes think I'm coming up ona Snowy Owl. It's definitely not a disappointment though when it turns out to be a beautiful Ferruginous Hawk instead. Gorgeous birds.
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Ferruginous Hawk #10 shown above
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