Zone-tailed Hawk – Photo Study

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, General News and Info, Photography4 Comments

While driving down from Mt. Lemmon last week, as we were entering the suburbs of Tucson, Arizona, a beautiful adult Zone-tailed Hawk was soaring right over the road! I couldn’t believe me eyes; this was the closest I had ever seen a Zone-tailed Hawk. Usually when I see them, they are no closer than a mile away, so to have one soaring so close overhead that at times I couldn’t even fit the entire bird in my camera frame was insane. I took close to 100 photos of this beautiful raptor, but below are the ones I liked the best. I hope you enjoy them as well!

Zone-tailed Hawk - adult in Tucson, Arizona

Zone-tailed Hawk - adult in Tucson, Arizona

Zone-tailed Hawk - adult in Tucson, Arizona

Zone-tailed Hawk - adult in Tucson, Arizona

Zone-tailed Hawk - adult in Tucson, Arizona