The sharp eyes of my spotter, Mrs. F.G., noticed them as we drove along last evening. She thought it would be a good picture, so I turned around and went back to see. Remarkably, they didn't fly immediately.
Can you see them? I wouldn`t have the foggiest chance of spotting them, especially when we were whizzing by at 90 kph!
May this will help you. We`d been seeing hay or straw bales all evening on our drive down to Elora and back to meet our daughter.
Actually, they were closer when Mrs. F.G. spotted them, sitting on the bale closest to the road, though unfortunately facing away from me.
Still, I was able to crop that photo a great deal and end up with a relatively good view - though it`s impossible for me to identify it from this angle.
I got several shots, moved the car a little, and then it flew.
You can scarcely see it in this picture, skimming along barely 6"off the ground with its wings held flat.
But then it curved up and landed on another hay bale to join its mate, giving me a good view of the red tail.
And I was able to crop that shot down dramatically too, giving you a great picture of both birds - definitely a Red-Tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, one of the more common hawks here.