August 4, 2022:
Stevens Creek Rockstar Raptor:
On the crisp sunny morning of March 1, 2022, I joined a small group from the Mecklenburg Audubon Society at Stevens Creek Nature Preserve in Mint Hill, NC.
This attractive 281 acre site is one of the newest local nature preserves.
I have just finished reviewing my images from this outing.
For me, the obvious star of the morning was a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.
This raptor permitted me to observe and photograph it for twenty minutes or so, as it hunted, making short flights between several closely spaced perches.
Today, I’d like to share my favorite shots of this impressive and photogenic hawk.
Stay safe, and have a great day!