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PHOTO GALLERY: A Hawk at Home in the Arnold Arboretum

This fine-feathered friend was not fearful of photographers.

While I frolicked in the on Saturday with my fiancee and family, we came across a low-flying fine feathered hawk. 

The hawk obliged in having photos snapped of it while sitting on branches of fresh foliage as several folks clicked their cameras.

Jerry O'Connor May 16, 2011 at 12:52 AM
Geat photos, thanks. I am no ornithologist but I'd guess that to be a juvenile red-tailed hawk. They tend to be less nervous around people and therefore somewhat easier to get close to.
rhea becker May 16, 2011 at 12:35 PM
Beautiful! I often see these hawks around JP.
Tricia Regan May 16, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Add in a crow and you would have the three smartest birds I have ever met. Beautiful photo of blue jay and red-tail! The jay looks like this year's hatch with its shorter feathers and stocky build. Priceless! Great work and eye!
David Ertischek May 16, 2011 at 08:08 PM
I've actually been seeing this hawk quite a bit and it's not hiding from people. I'm sure it would fly away if approached. Thank you all for liking the photos!
nance May 16, 2011 at 11:54 PM
It is a juvenile Red Tailed Hawk!

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