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Photos of Rough-legged Hawk

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Rough-legged Hawks have "saved" many a winter for a bored South Dakota birder looking for any sign of life during that season.  In the central part of the state there have been days where I'll see well over 50 individuals, and photographic opportunities have been many over the years. Some of my favorite raptor photos are when they're taking off or landing.  This one is of a Rough-legged hawk taking flight from a fence post.

Photo of Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus

Other Photos: Click on the image chips or photo ID name below to view the photograph

Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #1 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #2
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: January 7th, 2006 Date: January 9th, 2004
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #3 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #4
Location: Lyman County, South Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: February 12th, 2011 Date: January 9th, 2004
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #5 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #6
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota
Date: November 26th, 2008 Date: November 26th, 2008
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #7 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #8
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota
Date: February 19th, 2006 Date: March 1st, 2008
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID:Red-tailed Hawk #9 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #10
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota
Date: November 26th, 2008 Date: November 26th, 2008
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #11 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #12
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota
Date: November 26th, 2008 Date: November 26th, 2008
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #13 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #14
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands S.Dakota Location: Lyman County, South Dakota
Date: January 4th, 2009 Date: January 17th, 2010
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #15 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #16
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: January 4th, 2009 Date: December 19th, 2009
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #17 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #18
Location: Lyman County, South Dakota Location: Lyman County, South Dakota
Date: January 17th, 2010 Date: January 17th, 2010
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID:Red-tailed Hawk #19 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #20
Location: Lyman County, South Dakota Location: Lyman County, South Dakota
Date: January 17th, 2010 Date: November 27th, 2010
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #21 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #22
Location: Lyman County, South Dakota Location: Lyman County, South Dakota
Date: November 27th, 2010 Date: November 27th, 2010
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #23 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #24
Location: Lyman County, South Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: January 17th, 2010 Date: February 12th, 2011
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #25 ("Krider's") Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #26
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: February 12th, 2011 Date: February 12th, 2011
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #27 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #28
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota
Date: November 27th, 2011 Date: November 27th, 2012
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #29 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #30
Location: Lyman County, South Dakota Location: Lyman County, South Dakota
Date: February 2nd, 2014 Date: February 2nd, 2014
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #31 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #32
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Lyman County, South Dakota
Date: February 17th, 2012 Date: January 18th, 2015
   
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #33 Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo Lagopus Photo ID: Rough-legged Hawk #34
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: December 27th, 2016 Date: December 27th, 2016
   

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