Monday morning, shortly before I encountered the flock of robins, I spotted this Red-Tail perched on a branch, completely exposed. As I brought the car to a stop the hawk swooped off of its perch flying about fifty yards to alight in this tree where a number of branches provided cover. Not only had the distance increased but shooting through the brush made focusing quite difficult.
This is the best photograph I have obtained of a Red-tailed hawk. The colors in the photograph are extremely warm as it was taken while the morning sun was rising above the horizon.
Hopefully, someday I will have an opportunity to capture some truly good photographs of one of these majestic hawks.